The Importance of Extensive Risk

  • Michael GordyEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Climate Studies book series (BRIEFSCLIMATE)


Extensive disasters are mostly associated with highly localized, recurring hazard events such as flooding, landslides, fires, and storms that are considered to be small in scale. How they are reported depends on the perspective of the observer, which means in practice that extensive disasters are largely invisible at the global level and not often reported nationally. Nonetheless, these disasters are much more frequent than intensive ones and have impacts that are in some ways even more dangerous over time. In addition, most of them are connected to weather-related hazards.


Disaster Risk Informal Settlement Risk Governance Disaster Risk Assessment Increase Flood Risk 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.OrnexFrance

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