The Death Machine Within two years, it killed 50 million people worldwide. It hindered the lives of 500 million throughout the world, and 675,000 lay dead from this in the United States alone. This killer became known as the Spanish Influenza. The Spanish Influenza struck at the perfect time, on the tail end of World War I. With soldiers densely populated in bunkers, the flu spread like wildfire, especially when it arrived in the United States of America. The Spanish Influenza was a stone-cold killer.
Along time ago in a city far far away from here a city called Chicago, in 1871 chicago was lit in an unknown way. All we do know is that it was a disaster. The author Jim Murphy gives us plenty of reasons why the city was ready to burn for example, There had been a long lasting drought for several months therefore it was very dry, and the town was basically made of wood and could ignite any time it wanted to. Also to made it even worse the roofs on buildings were made of tar,and there were several buildings were filled with tons of hay and coal literally.
In San Francisco on April 18, 1906 at about 5:13 am a HUGE earthquake hit recorded as a 7.7-7.9 . Damaging buildings from left to right. Many poorly structured buildings collapsed causing 500 million dollars in total damage (1906 money) translated to about 8.2 billion dollars today. It was recorded that most buildings immediately caught fire which trapped the victims, about 25,000 buildings were burnt down from the fire, a total of about 490 blocks.
The population decreased by about 15,000 people, the gas is what killed the most. Last of all, the city was destroyed by rocks that built up to 8.2ft, it was so heavy it collapsed on roofs destroying peoples homes, trapping people inside. Gases and ash were about 570 degrees fahrenheit which killed many people because it was that hot. Effect on people, effect on city, and how the city was destroyed are all interesting facts about the magnitude of the eruption in
It had so much damage that there were 300 people who died from the disaster. The water covered 17 million acres causing 236 million dollars’ worth of damage. It was a strong flood, “it was like facing an angry dark ocean. The wind was fierce enough that that day it tore away roofs, smashed windows, and blew down the smokestack- 130 feet high and 54 inches in diameter- at the giant A.G Wineman & Sons lumber mill”
Even buildings that claimed to be fire proof were destroyed. The fire killed hundreds of people and destroyed almost the entire city. Even though the fire was one of the largest disasters in U.S history, Chicago reborn from the ashes and build again making the city one of the most
In the past with the drought, we always had problems such as agriculture, water in wells, lakes, and rivers decreasing. Now we 'll be more have problems such as groundwater level declines, money costs, lands sinking, and that most of our waters sources are decreasing. “Several California Water Science Center streamgages have recently recorded streamflows that are below all-time record lows for specific days of the year”(drought impact). According to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab,“This sinking of land, known as subsidence, is a known consequence of groundwater pumping and a problem that California’s been dealing with for decades. But it’s gotten worse as the state’s become drier ”(drought impact).We always had that problem but now it becoming worse through the lack of water.
In fact, a mushroom cloud reaching 13, 716 meters and a 3.2 kilometer long firestorm appeared. The effects of the blast were absolutely terrifying. Above 60, 000 of Hiroshima’s 90, 000 buildings were completely destroyed, all objects made from metal, clay and stone melted, and many faced severe health problems from exposure to high levels of radiation. In terms of deaths, approximately 70, 000 people were killed instantly from the explosion, and just as many died five years later. In summary, the city was left in little more than ashes, with two-thirds of it destroyed.
According to the World Economic Forum, it was the second most expensive volcanic eruption in the world costing approximately $860 million US dollars (Figure 4). Repairs include the removal of 900 thousand tons of ash, rebuilding homes and businesses, repairing damaged bridges roads and railways (Mount St. Helens: Effects on people and economy). Another negative impact was that most of the trees were destroyed, blown to the ground or covered in mud from the landslide during the eruption loosing lots of valuable timber (Figure 5), this meant that people working in the lumber industry around the area of the volcano lost their jobs and had to move (United States Trade Commission report to Congress 1980). In areas with thick fall of ash, farming lands were covered, destroying crops such as wheat, apples, potatoes and alfalfa (United States Geological Survey,
Sherpa fire in Santa Barbara grows to 4,000 acres overnight, putting about 140 homes at risk and closing down major freeways according to federal officials. The fire started on Wednesday afternoon on coastal hills north of Santa Barbara. It had moved through overgrown hillsides and canyons that have not been burned in over 60 years because of the hot and dry weather and notorious “sundowner” winds. Sundowners, similar to Santa Ana winds, fuel many of the fires in the Santa Barbara County.
It was a sad time all around the United States. It took fire fighters 100 days to put out all the fire. It was a terror attack by Osama bin laden that new how to brain wash others.(www.express.co.uk) Many things were destroyed and people hurt in the terror attack.
Paper 2 A person who owns a small portion of someone's genes may be the deciding factor on whether a person's illness is further researched or put on hold. Should a person be given this much power over our very genes inside us whose research could save lives and cure diseases? A physician, Michael Crichton, who wrote “Patenting Life” and a economist, John Calfee, who wrote “Decoding the Use of Gene Patents” both discuss this medicinal dilemma.
In “Mo Meta Blues” Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, examines his career and life through a postmodern lense. To start, he revisits his upbringing, how kids used to tease him for acting and dressing “white”. He retrospectively questions what this means claiming “Trying to be white? What the hell does that mean?” (55).