The Impact of Development on Violent Nature
Andrew E. Collins*
Disaster and Development Centre (DDC), Department of Geography and Environment, Northumbria University, UK
- *Corresponding Author:
- Andrew E. Collins
Disaster and Development Centre (DDC)
Department of Geography and Environment
Northumbria University, UK
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 27, 2012; Accepted Date: July 28, 2012; Published Date: July 29, 2012
Citation: Collins AE (2012) The Impact of Development on Violent Nature. J Geogr Nat Disast 2:e107. doi: 10.4172/2167-0587.1000e107
Copyright: © 2012 Collins AE. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
It is well established that development impacts on disaster outcomes and our coping with extreme and uncertain natural hazards. Evidence includes through data available from the annual Human
Development Reports of the United Nations Development Programme and the World Disasters Reports of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC). The data shows that whilst deaths are generally highest in countries with low human development indices, numbers affected are significantly higher in those with medium development indices. Economic damage is highest in those with high development indices. This also indicates how relationships between disaster and development are prone to varying categorisations of human progress and types of crises.