In the past decade there have been hundreds of wild fires in California which have led to thousands of acres being scorched and left uninhabitable by plants and animals, the death of many, and future consequences that don’t only affect those near the fire but those all over the world. There are many causes of these forest fires such as low water vapor concentration in the atmosphere and high air and surface temperatures. In 2005 the Blaisdell Fire burned through San Bernardino County in North Palm Springs from August 26th to September 29th. Below is the water vapor concentration map of the surrounding area of North Palm Springs stretching all the way to central California and down into parts of Mexico a month prior to the fire, the duration
While the Northridge earthquake was happening Californian people couldn’t predict it (u-s-history.com). The quake went even worse at 4:37 AM, because at this time buildings started to fall down, flood started to come, and some buildings was burnt by fire. At 4:39 AM is the worst situation, because some highways
California drought is a major crisis since 1977. California has broken the record for the longest period of days without rain. Did you know that twenty-five million Californians depend on other states for water? In addition, in some regions of California water can lead to a drought run out. Including in the western part of California is abnormally dry due to the lack of rain and snow.
Cyclone Tracey – Topic question: Why was Tropical Cyclone Tracey so significant to Australia? Initial Research: Tropical Cyclone Tracey was a small but catastrophic that hit Darwin in 25th of December 1974 and lasted two days. Accounted of 65 lives and destroyed lots of infrastructure and environment. Winds going at a pace of 50km/h and then hitting speeds of at 217km/h. Within 3 weeks, the cyclone lead to 2/3 of the population leaving to find safety.
“Millions of lives were changed in a day by a cruel and wasteful storm” (George W. Bush). George W. Bush said this quote after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast. Hurricanes are deadly natural disasters that affect people every year. They have a very complex way of forming, and each storm is distinguished by its characteristics. After hurricanes, people and the environment are deeply harmed.
All over the world, unexpected weather can strike, leaving civilians to decide how to respond both physically and emotionally. In New England, each year brings a new brutally cold winter covering the area with snow. Tornadoes and droughts are unpredictable, yet very dangerous to the people in the Midwest. On the West Coast, especially in California, temperatures and humidity levels are high, resulting in annual brush fires that can can climb up the entire coast. In Linda Thomas’s essay “Brush Fire,” she describes the amazing sight that is involved with each new fire from her own perspective as a native of southern California.
There are many theories for what caused this sudden unexpected event. The reason that caused the sudden uproar of dust was because of droughts in the mid west and poor farming techniques. Droughts have become increasingly large in America. Currently, California is going through a very rough drought.They are being deprived of water, food, and jobs. We can clearly see a pattern of droughts throughout history in the United States.
Natural disasters, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, droughts, volcanic eruptions, and landslides constitute a major problem in many developing and developed countries. Many nations experienced fatalities and injuries, property damage, and economic and social disruption resulting from natural disasters. Flood disaster has a very special place in natural hazards. In The Gambia (West-Africa), floods have been a major natural hazard, affecting the country over the last decade. Floods and windstorms have affected nearly 34,000 people during the rainy season between September and October 2012 and almost 20% (7,745 people) of the affected population were displaced while 13 people were reported to have died either through drowning or by collapsed
Hemingway begins the book by describing where “we” (the troops) lived, he talks about the riverbeds and the mountains, the dust and plants, but more importantly, the rain. Rain is prevalent throughout the book and comes most often when Henry is feeling sad or upset, or when something has gone wrong. The first example of this is the last two sentences of the first chapter, “At the start of the winter came the permanent rain and with the rain came the cholera. But it was checked and by the end of it only seven thousand died of it in the army.” (Hemingway, 4) The rain symbolizes sadness and death and can sometimes act as
Natural disasters are a nature’s events and are uncontrollable, although predictable. They include typhoons , rainy season flooding, tornadoes and tsunami. An article in the Guardian states that a study has revealed natural disaster has displaces three times as many people as war in 2013. An average of 27 million people a year or 42 million in total in 2010 have lost their homes ( Guardian.com,2014). A tsunami event that occurred in 2004 , called the Boxing Day Tsunami, displaced 1.7 million and injured half a million of souls.