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These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length . Title Length Color Rating   Minimizing the Effect of Natural Disasters - Throughout human history storms have been brewed from the center of the earth and claimed the lives of millions if not billions of people and such large amounts of damage to everything around us. Between 2000 and 2012, natural disasters caused $ trillion in damage and affected billion people.() Can we minimize the damage caused by natural disasters. The answer is always yes you can always try to stop things like this it just matters about how much will people put into protecting their own lives and the lives of others....   [tags: Reducing Impact Natural Disasters]
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Haiti and Natural Disasters - Haiti is a well-known country for having the worst natural disasters and other bad mishaps. Many people have been hurt, killed, or died in ways never thought possible. All that is heard from this country is always something bad. Not yet have I heard of something good from its people. Those that live in Haiti live in fear, depression, and some even go suicidal. Is Haiti really that bad. People make it seem as though they were describing “Hell” which is not a good place for anyone. From my experience I have come up with the conclusion that Haiti is poor today because of lack of motivation....   [tags: History, Natural Disasters]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Relationship Between Climatologic Natural Disasters and Terrorism - In the wake of the devastating earthquake that hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti, questions have surfaced concerning the future stability within the country . Though the estimates of the number of casualties range between the tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands depending upon the source, the scale and variance of the estimates are telling signs of the destruction and chaos that the earthquake has generated. As the Haitian people begin the long and arduous task of rebuilding both their own lives and their country, one must ask how this shock will affect the underlying political and societal stability....   [tags: Natural Disasters]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Natural Disasters Are Not Purely Natural - Introduction The increased media coverage of the impacts of disaster events has caused a renewed interest in natural disasters (Hamilton and Press, 2009). This paper endeavors to show that what masses perceive as natural disasters are because of an array of factors. The focus is on human activities that create a fovourable environment for drought to become a natural disaster in arid areas (Giorgis, 2005). Socio-economic and environmental exposure can lead to disastrous consequences from even unpretentious vulnerability....   [tags: environment, drought, poverty]
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( pages) Better Essays [preview] Use of Geographic Data in Natural Disasters - Missing Figures The use of geographic data in the field of preventing and mitigating natural disasters remains a pioneering activity. However the circulation of the technology is still hindered by many issues such as the difficulty in obtaining the appropriate raw data, the lack of effective graphical user interfaces, the intricacy of predictive models and the expense of digitisation (Carrara et al., 1999)....   [tags: Natural Disaster]
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( pages) Term Papers [preview] Natural Disasters and Their Desctructive Nature - Anatural disasteris a normal phenomenon of nature that affects the society and natural physical event that kills people (directly or indirectly) or exceeds local capacity to control damage or initiate recovery efforts The situation or event which overwhelms local capacity, necessitating a request to national levelfor external or international assistance. " This means that the situation or event overflows the capacity locally, showing that not only the In the case of the United States, assistance for extreme events is linked by law to the disaster declaration issued by the president....   [tags: assistance, damage, natural hazzard] 2454 words
(7 pages) Powerful Essays [preview] The Effects of Natural Disasters - ... One of the most recognized natural disasters is “The Yellow River Flood”. The Yellow River Flood is known as the most vigorous, and by far the worst flood in human history. It has also been ranked to be the second deadliest natural disaster to ever occur. This unfortunate event occurred in September of 1887, when the Yellow River over-ran the dikes in China's Henan Province. The flood destroyed 11 large Chinese towns along with hundreds of villages, leaving millions homeless. The flood covered an extensive widespread of 50,000 square miles, unfortunately killing approximately 900,000 to 2,000,000 people....   [tags: danger, tragedies, damage]
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( pages) Term Papers [preview] The Future: Incoming Natural Disasters - Have you ever wondered what the world would be like in the future. Will the world be drenched in blood and war, or will the world be enveloped with peace. I sometimes wonder how the world would end, or if it will ever come to an end. What if suddenly the world was encountered with a series of natural disasters. Diseases would not only be contained in one region but spread all over the world. People have to endure droughts that does not only occur in arid, dry regions, but also in the areas of tropical, fertile lands....   [tags: global warming, tsunamies, environment]
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Natural Disasters in Beijing, China - Natural Disasters in Beijing, China The purpose of this paper is to explore the natural hazards experienced in Beijing. When researching Beijing, I noticed there was a lot of information on a few different kinds of hazards that occur frequently. These hazards are caused by Beijing’s natural climate which is described as a monsoon climate. This climate creates frequently occurring droughts, sandstorms, and a very rainy summer. In this paper I will discuss Beijing’s natural climate and the natural disasters that occur within the city....   [tags: climatic consequences]
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(4 pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Natural Disasters- Hurricanes - Hurricanes Hurricanes occur all over the world, at different times, but commonly through June first and late November. However in late August 2005 a catastrophic hurricane struck. This was Hurricane Katrina. With winds traveling over one hundred miles per hour making it a category five on the Saffir- Simpson Hurricane Scale it was said to have cause billions of dollars’ worth of damage. Hurricane Katrina flooded nearly forty thousand homes, and killed at least two thousand people (“Hurricane”)....   [tags: Hurricane Katrina, Deaths, Disasters]
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] The Earth's Natural Disasters - Eli Roth once stated, “Natural disasters are terrifying – that loss of control, this feeling that something is just going to randomly end your life for absolutely no reason is terrifying. But, what scares me is the human reaction to it and how people behave when the rules of civility and society are obliterated.” I couldn’t agree more with this statement of his. Our world is full of dangerous conditions that can cause serious damage upon humanity. However, if one can learn to respond, rather than react, it could be the factor that saves lives....   [tags: tornatoes, tsunamis, earthquakes]
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Natural Disasters: Horrendous Hurricanes - According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a hurricane is “any storm or tempest in which the wind blows with terrific violence.” Hurricanes only form over warm waters; wind is pushed in from surrounding, high pressure areas towards the low pressure center. The storm grows and forms an eye as it moves faster and faster (“How Do Hurricanes Form?”). If a colossal hurricane was approaching your community, what would you do. How would you prepare. In a survey I conducted of 12 people who have endured one or more hurricanes, about 92% prepared by buying extra food and water (Colosimo)....   [tags: warm waters, katrina, andrew, tornados]
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Mitigating The Impact of Disasters - Both disasters and catastrophes are the result of a hazard or hazards coming into contact with humans in a vulnerable position. (Mileti, 1999) A beachfront row of condominiums along the US Gulf coast is an example of a disaster waiting to happen. If the condominiums aren’t there and the beach is in a natural state when a hurricane blows in there will be no disaster or catastrophe because humans wouldn’t be impacted. Although the characteristics of disasters and catastrophes have many differences, the thing they do have in common is that they both require the ingredients of not just a natural hazard but also that the hazard intersects with humans....   [tags: Natural Disasters]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] The Impact of Natural Disasters on Less Economically Developed Countries - ... For example, higher levels of infrastructure can be found in MEDCs, which is costly to mend if damage occurs (Wills, 2009 cited in CAE, 2012). It may also be that although MEDCs are more able to cope with natural disasters than LEDCs, this ability is not uniform; for example, the earthquake in Northridge, California in 1994 was about . Although the Northridge earthquake is considered moderate in size, it caused over $20 billion of damage. This damage was due to the ground acceleration, which was one of the highest ever instrumentally recorded in an urban area in North America, measuring ( m/s2) with strong ground motion felt as far away as Las Vegas, Nevada, about 220 miles (...   [tags: calamities, human control, natural risks]
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( pages) Better Essays [preview] Recovering From a Natural Disaster - Natural Disasters can occur anywhere at anytime. Some are more predictable than others, but they all bring hardship to everyone’s life. Examples of natural disasters are Earthquakes (Haiti 2010), Tornadoes, Tsunami, Hurricanes, Wild Fires, Winter Storms, Heat waves, Mudslides and Floods. Regardless of what kind of disaster occurs, bottom line, everyone needs to be prepared mentally and physically to deal with the aftermath. Education is the first step to prepare you to deal with any major disaster....   [tags: Natural Disasters] 1316 words
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] The Natural Disasters in Australia and Their Effects - The Natural Disasters in Australia and Their Effects Earthquakes are caused by the shifting of the Indian-Australian plate, which is being pushed north and is colliding with the Eurasian, Philippine and Pacific plates. The stress from this collision is released during earthquakes. Earthquakes can occur anywhere in Australia. Adelaide has the highest earthquake hazard of any capital city, with more earthquakes in the past 50 years than any other. Thunderstorms however are more common on the east coast of Australia....   [tags: Papers] 515 words
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( pages) Term Papers [preview] Avoiding Natural Disasters - Avoiding Natural Disasters Natural disasters kill more people on a global scale than wars. According to the United Nations, in the last decade alone, natural disasters have caused the deaths of more than a million people, affected billion people in terms of loss of health, homes and livelihoods, and cost $685 billion in economic and structural damage. It is virtually impossible to prevent natural disasters such as hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes and tsunamis....   [tags: Papers] 1028 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Michigans Natural Disasters - Disasters, What you Need to Know About Them… Every day there are natural disasters all the time occurring all around the world. They are something that we can’t help, but we can be aware of them and what to do if one occurs near you. Tornadoes are common during Michigan’s Spring months. They are usually smaller than other places, but they still can do lots of damage. The safest thing to do is to go to the lowest level of the building that you are in. If there is no basement, get shelter in the center of the building away from any windows such as a broom closet....   [tags: essays research papers] 400 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] South Africa's Weather and Natural Disasters - Weather One of the many unique aspects of South Africa is its intense cultural background and tradition. It is very common in South Africa to know several myths about different towns and cities and to pass the stories on to each generation. There are some myths that explain all sorts of various aspects of South African life, but more importantly, there are some that relate to the weather. One of these myths has to do with a weather pattern that occurs everyday in Cape Town, and is one of the great myths of South Africa....   [tags: South Africa Climate Environment Essays Papers]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Child Vulnerability and Mental Health Outcomes after Natural Disasters - Background Major natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes and floods often precipitate sudden emergencies, which have significant impact on all domains of life for affected populations. Children are a particularly vulnerable group to the effects of natural disasters, with unique physical, developmental, and psychosocial characteristics that place them at high risk for adverse outcomes (Murray, 2011). Some of the consequences for children after natural disasters include physical insecurity, poor living conditions and displacement, and disruption to community life....   [tags: Disaster Management ]
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( pages) Better Essays [preview] Autonomous SAR Robots Necessary for Natural Disasters - Introduction and Overview Disastrous nature such as earthquake, flooding, or tornados gives a big impact to the affected area. These kinds of catastrophe cause another disaster such a landslide or collapsed building that may claim many lives. During this critical situation, people especially police, fire department are deployed in search and rescue mission to save countless life and of course under the circumstance their well being are put on high risk and expose to danger. Hence, the robot are build to replace human when it comes to difficult task and involving in critical situation neither human or tools can do....   [tags: rescue, victims, communication] 572 words
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( pages) Better Essays [preview] The Consequences of Hurricane Charley - Hurricane Charley was a hurricane that occurred during the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season. In the United States Hurricane Charley first impacted the state of Florida. “Hurricane Charley made landfall on the southwest coast of Florida new Cayo Costa, just west of Ft. Myers around 3:45 . EDT on August 13, with maximum sustained surface winds near 150 mph.” (Johnson) Hurricane Charley continued to travel across the Florida peninsula. Hurricane Charley traveled into the Atlantic Ocean and turned towards the north and again made landfall in north western South Carolina....   [tags: natural disasters]
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Human Population and Patterns of Consumption - ... Clean water, another massive factor in the sustainability of life, will be rare in China, the most populated country in the world. Energy is also being used so extensively that we will need to at least triple it's production by the end of the century. To reach the demand we need to build, roughly, 36 billion solar panels, 23,000 nuclear power plants, and 14 million wind turbines, or we could, of course, continue to pollute the world with another 36,000 power stations of coal and natural gas, which is more likely....   [tags: natural disasters, pollution, famine] 615 words
( pages) Better Essays [preview] Taking a Look at Hurricane Ivan - ... “Classical long lives Cape Verde Hurricane” is what most people call it because Hurricane Ivan has been declared as one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever hit the North Atlantic Ocean with wind speeds topping in at 165 MPH. These high winds caused horrific damage and destruction to much of the area. Orange Beach, Alabama, was one of the many areas devastated by the storm. The destruction it left in its wake caused tourism in the Area to decrease, thus affecting the economy on both the city and state level....   [tags: natural disasters and phenomena] 987 words
( pages) Better Essays [preview] Red Cross: The Epidemiological Data - The American Red Cross responds to over 70,000 man-made and natural disasters annually. The immediate mandate of the society is to avert population suffering brought about by disasters. Among the assistance's, the organization renders includes shelter, health, food, and emotional trauma counseling. The American Red Cross society is the nation’s largest blood collecting organization. The society supplies approximately 40% of all blood and blood product needs of the country. The Red Cross supplies over 8 million transfusable blood products to health facilities....   [tags: natural disasters, blood supply]
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( pages) Better Essays [preview] Hurricane Aftermath: A Strategic Approach - Hurricane Aftermath Recommendations As an industrial hygienist I would advise the incident commander that all the people involved in the mission first get basic safety and precaution training. This should be implemented by the safety supervisor who is the person responsible for programs and training. The incident commander is the person responsible for all aspect of an emergency response. Thus he should quickly develop an incident objective, manage the incident operation, apply resources, and be responsible over the people involved (King County, 2010)....   [tags: Natural Disasters]
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] The Cause of the Devastation of Hurricane Katrina - The historical event of Hurricane Katrina, a category three hurricane with winds ranging from 111-130 mph, in August 2005 revealed major structural failures in the levee systems of New Orleans. Though not all structural failures are as catastrophic, the breeched levees led to loss of life, homes, businesses, highways, and left a trail of destruction that is still being repaired today. The result of this failure led to lawsuits, conspiracy theories, and court cases. Hurricane Katrina had a major effect upon our country and those results are still rippling on today....   [tags: Natural Disasters]
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( pages) Better Essays [preview] The Japanese Political System - ... In its first election for the lower house in 1958, the LDP won 59% of the votes and this percentage remained similar for the following years. Taken together, the four main opposition parties - LDP, DPJ (Democratic Party of Japan), JRP (Japan Restoration Party), and NKP (New Komeito) could balance the votes in elections. None of the opposition parties shows any promise of replacing the LDP, and only the DPJ and NKP seem capable of a constructive association with each other or with the LDP. If the LDP were to lose it preponderance, the most likely result would be the incorporation of one or both of these parties into a partnership with the LDP....   [tags: political parties, natural disasters] 1061 words
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] A Futuristic Story - The year was 3156. You would imagine there was peace in the world. It was as we were in paradise. There was no suffering in the world and we were the most advanced civilization than any on another planet. That is what we all thought it was going to be like. We were wrong. 300 years ago, darkness had taken over the world. Evil spirits entered from the spirit world to the human world in order to take over everything. It was a catastrophic time, with half the world dead. All the people of the world were jailed in the underworld away from the light....   [tags: Natural Disasters, World] 612 words
( pages) Better Essays [preview] Wildfires- Uncontrolled Fires - Ever heard of the "Finagle's corollary to Murphy's Law" that states that, "Anything that can go wrong, willa -- at the worst possible moment?" In our world of more than 7 billion people who reside on the planet Earth, natural disasters are a big part of our lives, some more than others. Of the seven main natural phenomena that result in disaster (Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Floods, Tsunamis, Volcanic Eruptions, Landslides) wildfires can be one of deadliest. A wildfires are uncontrolled fires, which is why they are so dangerous....   [tags: Natural Disasters, Earthquakes, Tornados]
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( pages) Better Essays [preview] Changing the World - January,12 2010 the beautiful country of Haiti was struck by a horrifying earthquake, destroying the already impoverished country. The Caribbean sun shined down on what seemed to be a normal day, but the people were unaware of what was to come moments later. This devastating natural disaster lasted only 40 seconds, killed 316,000 people and left million homeless (“Earthquake Information for 2010”). This horrifying earthquake was important because it opened the doors for improvement to be done in this country in need....   [tags: Earthquake, Haiti, Natural Disasters]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Lessons Learned From The World War II - After the end of World War II, Europe was in ruins. Between bomb damage, economic downturn, and natural disasters such as droughts and blizzards it seemed nearly impossible to restore Europe to its prior greatness. America facilitated the recovery of Europe with military and financial aid and helped prevent the spread of communism, which is proven to overtake even the strongest countries in times of distress. This aid crushed the Soviet dream of a communist Europe, which set off the Cold War. Over the next 45 years, the United States and the Soviet Union would resemble two angry women, avoiding each other at all costs and exploding into a furious rage at the first sight of the other....   [tags: truman, european countries, natural disasters]
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( pages) Term Papers [preview] Hurricane Andrew: The King of Destruction - Imagine sitting in your room, and on the phone. Maybe you are playing a game, like Angry Birds, or Cookie Clicker. Out of the blue, a hurricane rips apart your newly built house. Hurricanes can be deadly, and can cause a lot of damage if attention is not paid. “Anyone who says that they’re not afraid at the time of a hurricane is either a fool, a liar, or a little bit of both”-Anderson Cooper . Mr. Cooper is not alone on that quote. Natural disasters affect hundreds of thousands of people each year....   [tags: hurricanes, hurricane andrew, natural disasters]
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( pages) Term Papers [preview] Ancient Civilization: Mayans, Cro-Magnons, Paleo-Indians - ... The Paleo-Indians were constantly moving from the climate change in small bands where people married outside each band. In act three, the glaciers were never still causing the North Atlantic climate to never be still. From the ice sheets melting and shrinking, the Paleo-Indians from the north began to move south as an annual round and the Paleo-Indians from the south grew rapidly because of breeding the populations that went by. It is to be believed that maybe the Paleo-Indians took the ocean and paddled their way south but all we know is their tool kits (Fagan 50)....   [tags: celts, diseases, natural disasters, environment] 1623 words
( pages) Better Essays [preview] Sichuan, China: An Earthquake that Brought Together Local, National, and International Communities Relief Efforts - The Sichuan province in mainland china has had a long history of seismic activity. On May 12th, 2008 the village of Wenchuan County located in Sichuan province was struck by an magnitude earthquake. According to the State Council Information Office, the causalities from this disaster were approximately 70,000, with approximately 10,000 confirmed to have been school children, whose deaths resulted from 7,000 collapsed classrooms and 18,000 more individuals, were reported missing (Teets, 330)....   [tags: seismic activity, natural disasters]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] The Japanese Earthquake and Consequent Tsunami - Japan – Fukushima Introduction On March 11, 2011 at 2:46 PM, Japanese time, an magnitude earthquake hits, but was later upgraded to a magnitude earthquake, happens 231 miles northeast of Tokyo, Japan, at a depth of miles. The pacific tsunami-warning centre sends out a warning to Japan all the way to The United States of America. Around an hour later after the earthquake the waves hits. The waves got up to 30ft high when they hit the Japanese coast. The waves caused widespread devastation washing away cars like they were sticks, collapsing buildings and destroying roads and highways....   [tags: Fukushima, natural disasters]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] The Massive Earthquake and Tsunami at Fukishima - ... Pictures taken of these zones showed items wrapped in saran wrap signaling crews that these items must be destroyed. Only authorized personal are allowed in to said zones and suits and proper materials are too be worn. Those towns who were not after directly by the radiation still wait to be rebuilt as Japan tries its best to figure out what needs priority. Tokyo only narrowly escaped harmful radiation, and if the accident had spun further out of control, contamination in the metropolitan area would have been serious enough to warrant the urgent departure of its 30 million residents....   [tags: natural disasters and destruction] 1300 words
( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] The Hazards of Volcanic Eruptions - The relevance of time and location can play a huge role towards the levels of hazards and consequences that occur when related to a volcanic eruption. Within this essay I will consider all contributory factors that may influence the processes which take place. Contrasting several volcanoes with specific differences, in both LEDC’s and MEDC’s will give a vivid and overall representation of the variation involved in volcanic processes. A hazard can best be defined as a 'situation that poses a level of threat to life, health, property or the environment.' The overall impact of volcanoes as a natural hazard varies greatly from one place and timeframe to another....   [tags: volcanoes, natural disasters, ] 1609 words
( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] The United Nations - An earthquake measuring Australia is no stranger to ‘natural disasters’ which include bushfires, floods, severe storms, earthquakes, landslides and cyclones. These ‘disasters’ result in hardship for both individuals and communities, sometimes even loss of lives. Given that the Australian government introduced a ‘one off’ Flood levy to raise revenue to assist in the rebuilding of infrastructure and other necessities in Queensland, is it reasonable to suggest a review of our international financial obligations as a member of the United Nations....   [tags: Natural Disasters, Economic, Social, Impacts] 1669 words
( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Unusual Climate Change - In 2013, the world went through a huge unusual climate change. With for example, the typhoon in the Philippines, the extreme cold in eastern United States, the floods in Europe in June or the hot temperatures in Australia. Over the past couple of years, the climate change and many natural disasters occurred such as hurricanes and tsunamis that destroyed many countries. The icebergs are melting affecting its population and the rise of waters. How did all this happen. How come we are responsible for what we are forced to suffer through....   [tags: Global Warming, Typhoon, Natural Disasters]
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] The 1980 Eruption of Mount Saint Helens and Its Impact - Mount Saint Helens, located in the Pacific Northwest in southwestern Washington, stood approximately 9,500 feet above sea level prior to its eruption in 1980 (Tarbuck, 2012). Part of the Cascade Mountain Range, it is a composite volcano constructed of alternating layers of lava flows, ash, and other volcanic debris with steep, symmetrical sides . It also belongs to the North American segment of the Pacific “Ring of Fire.” This is where the tectonic plate from the Pacific is forced under the North America plate....   [tags: natural disasters, US volvanoes]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Radiation Effects from Tsunami in Japan of 11 March 2011 - Radiation Effects from Tsunami in Japan of 11 March 2011 The March 11, 2011 widespread, destructive earthquake and tsunami affected several Japanese fishery areas and agricultural sector. Moreover, the detected radioactive leakage on food produced near destroyed Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant has brought fears on the safety of Japanese food export and the general food production system. Several nations have put strict regulations on the Japanese food products as the government of Japan takes measures in restricting and monitoring the distribution of the nuclear contaminated food....   [tags: natural disasters, ecological tragedies]
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Looking Back at Hurricane Sandy - In the months of October and November, Hurricane Sandy, as a hurricane, killed at least 117 people in the United States. Another 69 people died in Canada and the Caribbean. The Death toll in the . includes 53 in New York, 34 in New Jersey, 12 in Pennsylvania, six in West Virginia, four in Connecticut, one in Maryland, and seven elsewhere in the . (CNN) The start on this Hurricane started in October 22, 2012 out in the Caribbean Sea and developed into a Category 1 hurricane the very next day....   [tags: natural disasters and catastrophies] 727 words
( pages) Better Essays [preview] Corruption in New Orleans Law & Order System in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina - Hurricane Katrina Among the many awful side effects of major natural disasters corruption in the basic systems residents in the United States rely on is probably the most frustrating and infuriating. In the case of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 this common side effect was the most evident in New Orleans, Louisiana. From police officers to the court systems in New Orleans Hurricane Katrina caused travesties of justice throughout the city affecting all of the residents who relied and counted on their government to uphold their safety and rights....   [tags: Major Natural Disasters, New Orleans Coast]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Increasing Frequency of Hurricanes - One of nature’s most destructive forces is the Hurricane. Hurricanes that impact the United States mostly occur in the Atlantic and travel into the Gulf of Mexico. With winds up to 190 miles per hour, nothing can stand in the way of the most extreme category 5 hurricanes. Hurricanes destroy cities, homes, agriculture and anything in their way due to their high winds and intense rains. Recently, scientists have been supporting the idea that an increase of annual hurricane numbers has been tied to global climate change....   [tags: Natural Disasters, Causes] 1106 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] What's The Monsoon Cycle? - Global Circulation Air is something that we all take for granted. We breathe it every day, we look through it, we pollute it. Most of the time, we don’t even notice it. But it can quickly make its presence known when wind is involved. Wind, in general is just moving air, and although in its stationary state it may seem harmless, once started, it is a force to be reckoned with; it can uproot trees, lift roofs of buildings, and generally wreak havoc. It is caused by differences in air pressure within the atmosphere, and the driving force behind all of that is the solar radiation....   [tags: Climate, Natural Disasters]
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