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'''Hazards''' research is a branch of [[environmental geography]] that includes study of human-made (anthropogenic), environmental (natural), and blended disasters. Hazards frequently studied include: [[fire]], [[drought]], [[earthquake]]s, [[flood]]s, [[volcano]]es, [[hurricane]]s, [[tornado]]s, [[toxin]]s, [[pollution]], and more. This study is intricately tied to [[risk analysis]].
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'''Hazards''' research is a branch of [[environmental geography]] that includes study of human-made (anthropogenic), environmental (natural), and blended disasters. This study is intricately tied to [[risk analysis]].
  
==History==
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==Causation==
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Hazards have their roots in either natural of human-caused processes, but become hazards or disasters because of their impacts to humans.  Natural hazards include:  [[earthquake]]s, [[volcano]]es, [[hurricane]]s, and [[tornado]]s.  Human-caused hazards include: [[toxin]]s, [[pollution]].  Many hazards have blended causation including: [[fire]], [[drought]], and [[floods]].  Current scholars highlight this blended causation, largely driven by research into [[global climate change]]. 
  
 
==Schools of thought==
 
==Schools of thought==

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Hazards research is a branch of environmental geography that includes study of human-made (anthropogenic), environmental (natural), and blended disasters. This study is intricately tied to risk analysis.

Causation

Hazards have their roots in either natural of human-caused processes, but become hazards or disasters because of their impacts to humans. Natural hazards include: earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, and tornados. Human-caused hazards include: toxins, pollution. Many hazards have blended causation including: fire, drought, and floods. Current scholars highlight this blended causation, largely driven by research into global climate change.

Schools of thought

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