“The human races prospects of survival were considerably better when we were defenseless against tigers than they are today when we have become defenseless against ourselves

—Arnold Toynbee”

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the extreme weather events that are risks to business firms and people in vulnerable areas.
  • Differentiate natural disasters and manmade disasters and understand the coping mechanisms.
  • Understand the consequences of tinkering with the natural processes on public health.
  • Know about environmental insurance and risk management resources.
  • Learn about the management tools to manage the environmental risks and stresses.

On December 26, 2004, a rupture in the 1,300-km-long segment of the Sumatran ...

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