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Climate, Natural Disasters & Hazards

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physical process   a natural force that can be explained scientifically and that produces change or development on Earth  
natural hazard   when physical forces create an extreme event that is somewhat unpredictable and that may have a negative effect on people  
the four elements   fire, earth, air, and water  
natural disaster   when a natural hazard causes severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property  
building codes   a set of rules that specify the minimum acceptable level of safety for constructed structures  
mitigate   to make something less harsh, severe, or violent  
preparedness   a state of full readiness; ready for action  
vulnerability   the extent to which a country, area, or community or structure risks being damaged by a disaster  
developing country   a non-modernized and poor country that has not created a strong industrial base  


   






 
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