Problem

Risk


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Risks
Hazards
Dangers
Dangerous behaviour
Nature:

Risk is an inherent component of life; we are all at risk, every moment of our lives, even if we simply stay at home and do nothing. Some risks are self-imposed because we assume that the enjoyment they bring us is worth the risk (cigarette smoking, rock climbing, auto racing); other risks are imposed from natural sources (earthquakes, lightning, floods) or are man-made but considered outside of the realm of the average person's capacity to change (nuclear reactors, satellites falling from space).

Incidence:

It is recognized that the future will be characterized by increasing risks, whether those associated with new technologies, natural or human-caused disasters, or those of irreversible damage to natural systems both regionally (such as acidification, desertification, or deforestation) and globally (such as ozone layer depletion and climate change).

Broader Problems:
Danger
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
13.08.2020 – 18:33 CEST