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Trend and Prospect of Natural Disasters after the 20th Century through the Characteristic Analysis

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2013, 9(1), pp.47-74
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

OH JAI HO 1 허모랑 1 우수민 1

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ABSTRACT

We are enjoying an opulent lifestyle in an advanced culture and industrial society. Nevertheless, It is getting more serious that our suffering caused by unexpected disasters with human and his prosperities. We face to the crisis of the global warming. However, The anxiety about the future will be amplified in current society. Since 2008, Korean government has built the Countermeasures against Natural Disasters Act. According to this act, “Disaster” should be under control as following the legal definition. In this study, The characteristics of disaster after the 20th century was analysed using the statistic data. The prospect in near future could be shown as that some kind of changes might happen a new possibility. Especially, The climate changes can bring about the severe climatological phenomena and the accompanying to changes of Earth environments as mentioned of IPCC report. Finally, we should utilize this results as the basis source of establishing the governance and encouraging the sense of obligation for reduction of the disaster impacts.

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