Many people believe that the frequency and severity of natural hazards are increased by human action


Similar trends can be observed in the perceived distinction between types of disasters. It has been demonstrated that nowadays more people tend to believe that frequency and severity of natural hazards (such as floods or heat waves) are caused or at least increased by the human interference (Lindell & Perry, 2012). Hence, risk assessments associated with global warming and climate change need to be addressed from both the perspective of man-made and natural hazards.

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