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Extreme weather : an

increasing risk ?
Walt :To understand how people and places are increasingly at risk
from and vulnerable to extreme weather
Wilf : To interpret graphs to determine increasing risk
To describe the frequency of extreme weather events
To explain the vulnerability of populations to extreme weather
To offer an opinion on the risk and vulnerability to extreme weather

com/user/UltimateChase?v=7PBaPL94ZW8 Ultimate chase .youtube.Is our weather becoming more extreme ? Look at the video clip and following graphs Describe what you see Is our weather becoming more extreme ? http://www.

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the increased reporting of events or the greater sophistication of monitoring techniques ? . global warming . Is it down to us ? Is the increase in the frequency of extreme weather events shown due to natural climate change.What is the trend ? The overall trend shows an increase in the frequency of extreme weather events which would mean a greater risk of loss to populations.

It would seem that human populations are at greater risk of loss from extreme weather due in part to the increased frequency of weather events but also because populations are more vulnerable and less able to cope with these events. So why have populations become more vulnerable and their ability to cope decreased ? .A risky business ! The risk equation……R = H x V C H = hazard V = vulnerability C = capacity to cope The risk of a disaster increases according to the changes in the vulnerability of a population and changes in its ability to cope.

Include Introduction Section on increasing risk of extreme weather Section on why populations are increasingly vulnerable to extreme weather and cannot cope with the events Conclusion Credits Use Byrne p 144 – 149 and internet sources .Movie time Produce a short movie to show how people and places are increasingly at risk from and vulnerable to extreme weather.

Plenary Produce a spider diagram to show the main points of risk and vulnerability to extreme weather .