Key Words and Definitions


Keywords:  Use these key words when searching for information for your topic.
natural disaster, man-made disaster, cause, effect, environment, earthquake, volcano, tsunami, bushfire, cyclone

natural disaster: an event caused by natural forces of nature that often has a significant effect on human populations and the environment.
man-made disaster: a disastrous event caused directly and principally by one or more identifiable deliberate or negligent human actions.
cause: the reason something happens
effect: a change produced by a cause
environment: the surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal or plant lives or operates
tsunami: a long high sea wave caused by underwater earth movement

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