Mitigation and risk reduction
2 pages (500 words)
A changed climate, high population density, poverty, illiteracy, inadequate preparations and building communities in unstable land (such as on steep hillsides) can greatly contribute to a disaster made worse. Most disasters are due to natural calamities such as earthquakes, typhoons, landslides, forest fires, volcanic eruptions, droughts, floods and pest infestations (locust, rats, worms, etc.) can cause massive destruction if one is not prepared.