Discuss the two major differences between traditional hazards (e.g., hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, and hazardous material incidents) and the new hazards associated with terrorism.

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The previous answer did a nice job of highlighting two areas that are different between natural disasters and disasters caused by terrorists. Here are some other differences.

  1. Natural disasters aren't intentionally targeting anything. Natural disasters are driven by factors that are out of mankind's control. The movement of magma within the mantle and crust is not something that a human is controlling in order to target a volcanic eruption to a particular population. This is also true of flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes. While we can make rudimentary predictions about the conditions, courses, or severity of some of those hazards, ultimately they are not something humans can control and prevent. In a hypothetical world where world peace has been attained and no terrorist attacks ever happen, these disasters will still happen.
  2. Natural disasters are likely to affect a larger area and population. While terrorist attacks have been devastating and caused great harm, in terms of...

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