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Welcome to Week 3

Last week we looked at earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and floods and their extreme equivalents.

We explored how these extreme equivalents have played a major role in the development of our planet.

This week we’ll be looking at events from a human perspective.

This week’s activities

In Activity 2, we will begin by thinking about how our understanding of extreme geological events has developed over time. We’ll also consider how evidence for events that occurred hundreds, thousands or millions of years ago is assessed.

In Activity 3, we will look to the present day and the hazards that some of the events we’ve considered present to us. We will explore the relationship between those hazards and the risk to human life and infrastructure.

In Activity 4, we will think about how we plan and prepare for future events based on what we know about them. We will consider short-term and long-term preparation and how we monitor hazards.

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