Geologic drivers – human problems

Just before going to Uganda I started looking at situation with floods and landslides. On the back of my mind is another project in northwestern Alaska, where village of Kivalina experiences drastic erosion and has high risk of being flooded. Two places, separated by almost 67 degree latitude. Both are highly influenced by geologic hazards. In both places relocation is a possible answer. Why people stay in hazardous places? We still need to answer this question.

Links related to landslides and relocation of people in Uganda:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_cJ-c_FDYM

http://article.wn.com/view/2010/03/03/Frantic_hunt_for_hundreds_missing_in_Uganda_mudslide/

 http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2010/0310/1224265976885.html

Links to Kivalina:

http://www.ktuu.com/Global/story.asp?S=7350919

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