Man-made disasters


Relatively sudden and widespread disturbance of the social system and life of a community or region may be a result of the action or interaction of mechanisms or processes set up by man.


The last decade of the twentieth century witnessed fires on an unprecedented scale in the tropical forests of Brazil and Indonesia, coral bleaching that has left vast areas of reef in the Caribbean, Indian and Pacific oceans as ghosts of their former selves, the collapse of commercially viable fish stocks in the Atlantic, the ecological devastation of the Black Sea, Aral Sea and Lake Chad, and the continual loss of precious wetland and freshwater ecosystems around the world.

Broader Problems:
Societal Problems Emergencies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 13: Climate Action
Problem Type:
B: Basic universal problems
Date of last update
27.11.2021 – 07:50 CET