The destruction and devestation caused by a natural disaster varies according to which country it hits. Countries that have a higher GNP are less likely to have a high mortality rate from the disaster and less likely to suffer a large economic impact.
The Brazilian government has to develop it's natural resources in order for it to be able to develop. This will mean a continuation of the rainforest destruction that has seen 18% of the Amazon disappear already. The Brazilian government has to put the needs of the Brazilian people before global environmental concerns.
(This debate is particularly concentrated on tectonic hazards such earthquakes and volcanoes)
I have noticed that in other arguements, people have stated that in hazards, people are lost in both the primary effects (such as pyroclastic flow) and secondary effects (such as drought) of a hazard.
This debate is to find out which you think is the effect what causes the biggest toll in: death, money,resources,etc.
P.S I hope I have made this debate the way your surposed to.