NATURAL HAZARDS AND DISASTERS IN THE CARIBBEAN Definitions
A hazard can be defined as, “A potentially damaging physical event, phenomenon or human activity that may cause the loss of life or injury, property damage, social and economic disruption or environmental degradation”. Hazards can include...
Naturaldisasters are defined as natural catastrophes which cause great damage by disrupting the functioning of a society. Naturaldisasters are inevitable and ubiquitous worldwide. Within the Caribbean, three main naturaldisasters are hurricanes, earthquakes, floods. The great damages caused by natural...
The naturaldisasters that are typically experienced in the Caribbean can have catastrophic and devastating impacts on the environment, economic development and social structure of these islands. Severe damage to the built infrastructure that has supported communities on Caribbean islands for decades...
Name: Sean Ryan Seebaran
Topic: Natural Hazards
Teacher: Mr Ragbirsingh
Definition of Hazards and Disasters
A hazard is any source of potential damage, harm or adverse health effects on something or someone under certain conditions at work.
wide ranging debate on the preparedness of CARICOM countries for the pending impact which globalization will have on these small developing nations. Globalization is expected to have a negative an impact on the economic, social, environmental, Industrial development of small countries. Caricom countries...
this resource (Ramlal, 2001). As the effects of global climate change are becoming more destructive in
small-island states in the Caribbean, Governments are becoming aware of the need to effectively
manage this finite resource and its accompanying attribute data. The effective management...
Naturaldisasters may be defined as natural catastrophes which cause great damage by disrupting the functioning of a society thus rendering the country incapable of coping through using its own resources as there is a need for outsider assistance in order to effectively preserve lives and the environment...
CHAPTER 12 - HURRICANE HAZARDS
A. HURRICANE: THE PHENOMENON
B. HISTORICAL OCCURRENCE AND IMPACT ON THE AMERICAS: HURRICANE GILBERT
C. RISK ASSESSMENT AND DISASTER MITIGATION
D. COPING WITH HURRICANES IN SMALL TOWNS AND VILLAGES
SUMMARYThis chapter describes the nature of hurricanes...
The Impact of Hurricane, Earthquake and volcanoes on named Caribbean territories.
The Caribbean territories are at the mercy of hurricanes, earthquakes and volcanoes. The region have a history of devastating geographical phenomena such as hurricane Gilbert in 1988 which kill 45 persons in Jamaica...
Caribbean Studies Past Papers
2002- Paper 01
Society and Culture
1. (a) Differentiate between ‘material’ and ‘non-material culture’. (2 mks)
(b) Describe 2 ways in which language in Caribbean society and culture has helped to shape some of our behavioral patterns. (4 mks)
2. (a) Illustrate, using...
conomic and financial impacts
Major naturaldisasters can and do have severe negative short-run economicimpacts. Disasters also appear to have adverse longer-term consequences for economic growth, development and poverty reduction. But, negative impacts are not inevitable. Vulnerability is shifting...
Thinking about a naturaldisaster is never a pleasant memory or imagination
The events in Japan have had a “major impact on regional travel and tourism flows”, Association of Asia Pacific...
has been found on Sustainable Tourism Management in the Small Island Caribbean States. A general background would be given on, Sustainable Tourism, Sustainable Tourism Management likewise an overview of the Small Island Caribbean States along with the issues that are plaguing them with the development...
The phenomena of NaturalDisasters
An earthquake is sudden motion or trembling of the ground produced by the abrupt displacement of rock masses.
HOW DO THEY OCCUR?
The earth's outer shell is divided into seven major and some smaller plates which are constantly in a dynamic state, pushing against...
The Cruise Ship Industry
Northern Caribbean University
Tour209: Caribbean Tourism and Travel
1. (a) Critically evaluate the impacts that the cruise ship industry has on destinations.
As a developing region there are many challenges that we face as a people, be it political or socio-economical. Caribbean studies is a subject offered with the aim of allowing students to better understand the challenges we, as Caribbean people, face in our pursuit...
NATIONAL AND REGIONAL
THEIR IMPACT ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
APRIL 3, 2011
An economy’s financial markets are critical to its overall growth and development. Banking systems and stock markets enhance growth and are considered the main factor in poverty...
CXC CSEC Social Studies Exam Guide (effective May/June 2010)Section A: Individual, Family and Society |
| SPECIFIC OBJECTIVESThe students should be able to: | CONTENT | UNIFYING CONCEPTS |
1. | Explain and use correctly concepts and terms associated with the family as listed in content 1, | Explanation...
from Blackpool goes to stay in London for their accommodation they will probably find a less expensive hotel to stay in, this modern society has economic situation people changed their way of spend money on holidays and that's why UK residents aren't that bothered about going on holidays.