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Anthropic Risks, Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19), Climate Change (& Other Disasters): An Attempt to Reach Public Perception

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Abstract: Risks have always been present throughout human history, however today they are qualitatively different, as many of them are anthropic (human-made). The fact that people are exposed to dangers for which they have no decision- making capacity depended on of knowledge they often do not have in order to decide on possible acceptable risks. The pandemic situation we face now brings light on human made risks; came and lifted the veil, if there were any doubts, on the impact on the quality of life on the Planet, as consequence of human decisions and behavior. Two types of human-made risks will be addressed: the pandemic caused by the coronavirus and climate change; reflecting on the exposure of vulnerabilities that these risks highlight, the importance of social capital in reducing vulnerabilities, the investment in science and its dissemination and prevention as preparedness for future risks. Thus, governance relationships between States, economic models and resilient communities will also be addressed.

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