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 What would convince you to live in a place where natural disasters are common? (14)

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What would convince you to live in a place where natural disasters are common?

Discuss what would make you want to move to a place where volcanoes, earthquakes or floods are a regular occurrence.

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1 point

To get away from you.

I think its all down to what kind of person you are and what job you have, if you work in industry/labour your going to go to a town with things such as mines and other industries based around this, mines being my example as minerals are usually found at plate margins.

So if you move to a city/town for that reason your going to have work but your also going to be faced with the threat of earthquakes and volcanoes.

Some nature lovers might move to a place where natural disasters occur as the tectonic plates create mountain ranges etc at destructive plate margins.

Obviously climatic hazards are exempt from this unless you are a storm-chaser...

Please dispute if i have missed anything out.

JamesC(39) Disputed
2 points

Seeing as we're 'Hostile' I'm disputing your first point. I think you're forgetting "The Claude and James Experience". I guess you could also add that volcanic soil is very fertile so it's a great opportunity for farmers or people who enjoy a good garden.

Great for growing shrubberies.

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What Claude and James Experience?

Your addition of the volcanic ash making the land fertile is good and i am annoyed i forgot to include it.

Yours Sincerely

Roger the Shrubber

AnthonyK(22) Disputed
2 points

I have to say this point is more a support than a dispute. perhaps you should give him a thumbs up as well now

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AnthonyK(22) Disputed
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Mines are found everywhere. If anything, you don't want to be near a plate boundary for a mine as it is newer rock there. It's the old rock that is the most valuable mineral.

Also I dislike your first line about "getting away from you". it is entirely irrelevant to the argument in hand, and is sort of childish.

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ClaudeI(13) Disputed
2 points

This arguement is nothing to do with you Anthony and my "childish" comments are to add humour. also take a look at the link to prove you wrong.

I meant mineral mines, there are still going to be new minerals such as iron in "new rock" as there is in "old rock" and also you get rocks from quarries not mines.

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JamesC(39) Disputed
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C'mon Anthony. It's friendly banter, seeing as me and Claude are hostile. I am not offended by this line, and it was aimed at me. Calm down.

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1 point

Dispite my displeasure at your second paragraph, you're correct about the mines. You need to mine in Africa, where the rock is nice and old.

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I would move to a place with natural hazards to see them in action. Yeah they cause damage, but some of the hazards are just jaw droppingly gorgeous. I just love watching volcanoes erupt, and seeing a tornado would be a pretty good thing to watch as well. For me, TV isn't enough. I'd be a storm chaser

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I agree they're very nice to watch, but no way would I be a storm chaser. I've got much respect for Prof. Brian Cox, but I've gotta say, he doesn't look great as a storm chaser. See the link I've attached.

Brian Cox does storm chasing.
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2 points

Everyone enjoys different things. and I agree with you about Brian Cox. I prefer it when he does his space stories

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