What are some examples of chronic hazards? What sets these hazards apart from others?. Geography

Some examples of chronic hazards include deforestation, desertification, depletion of the

stratospheric ozone layer, global warming and rising sea levels resulting from the enhanced

greenhouse effect. These hazards comprise comparatively long-term, global issues, sometimes of

obscure origin and consequence. Unlike environmental hazards, their effects are generally less

concentrated in time and space. For example, soil erosion or industrial pollution rarely pose an

immediate threat to human life on a community scale.

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