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close this bookDisaster and the Environment - 1st edition (Department of Humanitarian Affairs/United Nations Disaster Relief Office - Disaster Management Training Programme - United Nations Development Programme , 1993, 60 p.)
close this folderPART 2. The human dimensions of environmental change
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View the documentThe impact of humanity
View the documentThe effect of hazards on the environment and factors contributing to vulnerability

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This part of the module:


Defines the human factors that affect the environment.


Shows how these factors contribute to environmental degradation and vulnerability to disasters.


Lists adverse effects of 13 hazards on the environment.

Brazil’s Atlantic forest, which once covered a million square kilometers, is now only 7% of its original size.