Welcome back seniors!
A few reminders:
- Tentative plan for the year
- IA final drafts are due on Monday September 1st
- Hazards Unit test on Thursday September 11th
A few relevant News items:
- Canada still at it in the Arctic – even promoting agriculture?
- Disparity in the US incarceration system – Living on $2 a day?
- US Drought is causing the Earth’s crust to rise
- 18 Migrants die off the coast of Italy
- German population hits historic low
- Anything else? Ebola, immigration,
Quick review exercise:
In your groups, answer one of the following questions, using at least 5 key vocabulary terms. You will present your detailed answer to the class.
- Examine the methods used to make estimates (predictions) of the probability (in time and space) of 2 hazard events occurring, and of their potential impact on lives and property.
- Distinguish between a hazard event and a disaster. Explain why this distinction is not always completely objective.
- Examine the ways in which the intensity and impacts of disasters vary in space and have changed over time.
- Discuss the factors that determine an individual’s perception of the risk posed by hazards.
- Discuss vulnerability as a function of demographic and socio-economic factors, and of a community’s preparedness and ability to deal with a hazard event when it occurs.
Homework: Read Chapter 2 of Bishop. P. 13 to 35