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Catastrophic Harms 

Harms which involve calamities of enormous consequence but generally have a very low probability of happening, and may never have happened before, even once.

(Sparrow, Malcolm K. 2008. The Character of Harms: Operational Challenges in Control. Cambridge, UK; New York : Cambridge University Press, p. 173.)


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