Impacts of Climatic Hazards

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Higher Geography (Natural Hazards) Mind Map on Impacts of Climatic Hazards, created by hannah.pickard on 05/09/2013.

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Impacts of Climatic Hazards
1 Tropical Storms
1.1 Primary
1.1.1 Buildings and infrastructure are destroyed
1.1.2 Rivers flood
1.1.3 People are killed by debris or drowning
1.1.4 Electricity cables are damaged
1.1.5 Crops are damaged
1.1.6 Livestock is killed, coastal habitats eroded or flooded
1.1.7 Heavy rain causes lanslides in unstable hills
1.2 Secondary
1.2.1 Homelessness
1.2.2 Lack of sanitation; diseases spread
1.2.3 Unemployment
1.2.4 Food shortage because of damaged crops
1.2.5 Psycological problems
2 Drought
2.1 Primary
2.1.1 Vegetation dies
2.1.2 People and animals die from dehydration
2.1.3 Aquatic animals die because lakes dry up
2.1.4 Soil erodes because it is dried out
2.2 Secondary
2.2.1 Animals and people die from starvation

Annotations:

  • because there are no crops; they have all died
2.2.2 Food shortage
2.2.3 Soil erosion increases
2.2.3.1 causes desertification
2.2.4 conflict over water
2.2.5 migration to water sources
2.2.6 unemployment for farmers
2.2.7 psycological problems
2.2.8 wildifres

Annotations:

  • vegetation dries up and is easily ignited by the high temperatures

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