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Children, Youth, and Disaster  

Alice Fothergill

Online publication date:
Jul 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Vulnerability, Exposed Populations
Children and youth are greatly affected by disasters, and as climate instability leads to more weather-related disasters, the risks to the youngest members of societies will continue to ... More

Human Extinction from Natural Hazard Events  

Anders Sandberg

Online publication date:
Feb 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Risk Assessment, Vulnerability
Like any other species, Homo sapiens can potentially go extinct. This risk is an existential risk: a threat to the entire future of the species (and possible descendants). While ... More

Physical Vulnerability in Earthquake Risk Assessment  

Abdelghani Meslem and Dominik H. Lang

Online publication date:
May 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Risk Assessment, Vulnerability, Earthquakes
In the fields of earthquake engineering and seismic risk reduction the term “physical vulnerability” defines the component that translates the relationship between seismic shaking ... More

Vulnerability as Concept, Model, Metric, and Tool  

Benjamin Wisner

Online publication date:
Aug 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Vulnerability
Vulnerability is complex because it involves many characteristics of people and groups that expose them to harm and limit their ability to anticipate, cope with, and recover from harm. The ... More

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