The forest fires can burn the land and much more. The resulting damage of forest fires can cost over a million dollars to repair. Fighting fires require a lot of water which drains the dams and reserves in which California has tried so hard to keep. The hotter temperatures are also known to affect the health of the people because the high temperatures lead to higher smog levels and that can damage lungs and increase asthma in children. These health issues cannot be left alone and the fix to that is medicine.
Numerous flames are seething in Western United States devastating things from homes to structures. The states currently being affected are: Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, Washington, Montana, and California. As firefighters are striving to get it under control the flame is spreading quick making it difficult to contain. Climate conditions, for example, warm, the drought, and wind are making this a much troublesome procedure. The out of control fire is bringing on power outages and individuals are being compelled to leave their homes and head to shelters for safety and wellbeing.
This will lead to the soil losing its fertility over time. Most importantly the removal of trees in forests adds to the high levels of carbon dioxide and when there is too much of this greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, global warming may
The lack of rain in California is causing a drought. Farms are being damaged and crops are dying. This change in weather might just be a phase or a heat wave or it might be something bigger. In an interview about what’s happening in California, Obama automatically blamed it on global warming. Krauthammer states that in a study on climate change it showed that California should get colder, not hotter.
Wildfires can destroy entire habitats of plants and wipe out life over miles of land. Once these fires clear large areas of vegetation the loss of plants can heighten the risk of significant erosion and landslides. In sudden rainfall these cleared areas become extremely dangerous and some observers have even reported soil “glassification,” where the silica in the soils become melted and fused, forming an impermeable layer in the soil. This impermeable layer can make it very difficult for future plants to grow back and for animals to re-inhabit the area. Although many don’t think of a benefit to wildfires in the biosphere, there are some positive outcomes of wildfires.
A Proposal & Annotated Bibliography Although there are positive impacts and effects of Deforestation so that we gain more land to cultivate crops and fed thousands of people, I claim that Deforestation can cause negative effect to the people and other living flora and fauna because due to deforestation nature is experiencing serious drought that directly causes negative impact on the people and the natural ecosystem, it causes global warming which is one of the serious environmental issues in the present context and causes soil erosions like landslide, floods etc that directly concern with the health and safety issue of wildlife as well as peoples. Annotated Bibliography Robbins, Jims. “Deforestation and Drought’. New York Times, 9 Oct.2015.Web. 13 Apr.2017.
During the aftermath of the storm, the Gulf Coast witnessed a downturn in oil production rates, shipping and export rates, and tourist, wood, and tax industries. The oil spills highly polluted the Gulf Coast, while high winds devastated its forestry and ecosystem. People began questioning the government authorities’ ineffective response to the storm, which led to political implications within the government. Even with its negative impact on the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Katrina brought about positive changes to the society. The government implemented better environmental, communications and evacuation policies.
If the sea-level continues rising due to climate change, thousands of cities will be at risk for flooding and hurricanes. There has also been an increase in heat waves and wildfires. Heat waves are becoming increasingly more dangerous and “can lead to heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and aggravated existing medical conditions” (ucs). Climate change has the potential to ruin our planet, and deforestation is putting us one step closer to that harsh reality. Some would argue that our current rate of deforestation is acceptable due to the fact that many companies follow the 2:1 rule.
“El Niño refers to appearance of anomalously warm water along the coast of Ecuador and Peru as far south as Lima (12°S)” (Trenberth, 1997, p. 2771). An El Niño causes above average sea temperatures over a period of four consecutive months in the Pacific Ocean. When the El Niño is present this means that conditions are favorable for an active hurricane season. Hurricanes weaken when it moves away from warm tropical water. This happens because the water tends to be cooler, atmosphere is much dryer.
They assert that if no attention is paid to the effects of CO2, grain yields could decrease by up to 30% by 2080 when a relatively hot scenario is considered. This study also forecasts that demand for water for irrigation will notably increase in hotter climates and lead to more competition between household and agricultural use. Furthermore, the authors show that climate change will cause the salinisation and desertification of arable lands and that by 2050, these events will affect 50% of such land. The studies conducted offer estimates of how climate change could affect agricultural markets. The results have generally shown that the effects can be quite severe if adaptation mechanisms are not put into
However, the migrant of wildlife will become permanent environmental damages because our soil will lose its moisture and quality that includes the loss of wetlands that can lead to a permanent loss of biological productivity. Drought in California can be a contributing factor to wildfire because dry, hot, and changes in temperatures
This is because, in the spring, there is warm, humid surface air with an overlay of cooler, drier air that produces an unstable atmosphere (Ahrens 2015, p.313). Florida lacks the layer of cooler, drier air and therefore while having the most thunderstorms, the state does not have the most tornados spawn from those
Subsidence displays the interconnectedness of various problems in California. The intense drought has forced water restrictions onto farmers who are accustomed to excess water and therefore exploit underground aquifers because California is the only state to not regulate groundwater pumping. This causes subsidence, which lowers the land and wrecks havoc on our infrastructure and the environment. Aquifers suffer permanent capacity reductions, which jeopardizes California 's water supply in the future and will cause more groundwater to be pumped, perpetuating the problem. Subsidence shows the importance for California to properly manage its water supply or else risk great economical and environmental
California has one of the most severe wildland fire problems in the world. Population, vegetation, topography, and climate all play key roles in the probability of a wildfire occurring. In other words, it’s not a matter of “if” a wildfire will occur, but it’s a matter of “when.” In California, more and more people are choosing to live in communities near wildlands. These wildlands are composed of highly flammable vegetation which can be explosive. The topography of California is very diverse, consisting of slopes, canyons, and valleys.
Since 1971, stricter building codes have been enforced in California. Residents in earthquake-prone areas, such as California, are always improving the way structures are built. Additionally, you guys would earn more money because of your job promotion. Therefore, we could have a better house, and overall, improved lives. Also, we could visit Hollywood and Disneyland; that would be so