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Analysis of Risk

IB DP Geography
       
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Geography Starter

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What is your perception of the risk to the person(s) in the images?
 
Idwal Slabs, Snowdonia
 
 
ImNotLovinIt
Image: ImNotLovinIt, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from 40006794@N02's photostream
 
Keyword Risk
The probability of a hazard event causing harmful consequences (expected losses in terms of deaths, injuries, property damage, economy and environment).
 
Geography Activities

Activity - Perceptions of Risk

 
Make notes from page 102 of IB Study Guide: Geography for IB Diploma (IB Study Guides) on the factors affecting the perception of risk.
 
Geography Activities

Activity - Relationships between the degree of risk posed by a hazard and the probability of a hazard event occurring, the predicted losses and a community's preparedness for it.

 

Download and print the document below. It may be worth enlarging it onto A3 paper.

Fill the document in with your case studies, examples and locations. For example: High probability of a hazard event occurring with low predicted losses would be an avalanche on a remote and inaccessible slope in the Alps.

Relationships between the degree of risk posed by a hazard and the probability of a hazard event occurring, the predicted losses and a community's preparedness for it
 
 
Geography Activities

Activity - Reasons why individuals and communities often underestimate the probability of hazard events occurring.

 
Answer the following question using the supplied linked resources as a starting point:
 
Explain the reasons why individuals and communities often underestimate the probability of hazard event occurring? [10 Marks]
 
Hyperlink
  Popular Science: A Map of Death [18 December 2008]
Hyperlink
  ABC News: Volcano warning: Australian eruption 'overdue' [21 September 2009]
BBC News
  Disaster risk increasing, says UN [16 May 2009]
 

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