NSES Content Standard F
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Natural and human-induced hazards 
Grades 9-12, page 199 

Natural and human-induced hazards present the need for humans to assess potential danger and risk. Many changes in the environment designed by humans bring benefits to society, as well as cause risks. Students should understand the costs and trade-offs of various hazards--ranging from those with minor risk to a few people to major catastrophes with major risk to many people. The scale of events and the accuracy with which scientists and engineers can (and cannot) predict events are important considerations. 

Benchmark 3C The Nature of Technology: Issues in Technology
Grades 9-12, page 57
Human inventiveness has brought new risks as well as improvements to human existence.