THE IMPACT OF HURRICAN IRMA ON THE UNITED STATES ECONOMY INCLUDING TO THE VIRGIN ISLAND Monica Providence Mgt 213 Midterm Exam Dr. Professor Paul Flemming University of the Virgin Islands November 30th, 2017 THE IMPACT OF HURRICANE IRMA ON THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA INCLUDING THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS Hurricane is one of the most damaging natural disaster. They are terrifying to the occupants in its part as well as on the economy. The United States including its territories are vulnerable to hurricane damage, because one-third of its gross domestic product is from states along the Gulf and Atlantic Coastline (US Economy). Hurricane Irma with such magnitude of a category 5 hurricane creates a vast effect on the economy of
Some scientists claim that global warming is partially to blame for the power and endurance of Hurricane Katrina due to the fact that it’s warming the oceans (“Causes and effects…” from For the People). They also need continued heat to exist and if the oceans are being heated up the endurance of hurricanes should be longer. So due to wind speed, and partially due to global warming, Hurricane Katrina had a strong impact on the U.S.
Climate Change is the second biggest environmental Problem the world has faced in the 21st Century. Although Climate change is quite Omnifarious, One of the biggest problems unstable climate change presents Is how it affects our health and our wellbeing. This essay will help shed light on some drastic life and health effects climate change can have in a local setting compared to a national or global setting. Rising sea levels are just one out of many problems that will potentially place many people out of homes in the next 100 years. With continuous Ocean and atmospheric warming, sea levels will continue to rise at a higher rates than currently recorded this year.
The United States boasted the largest economy of the world in the 1920s, but the glory was soon followed by an economic crisis that would devastate the country. The Great Depression was the longest economic downturn the United States had ever experienced and lasted from 1929 to 1939. While there is a lack of consensus on exactly how the Great Depression came to happen, overproduction was a leading factor, along with poor banking practices that eventually led to bank failures, ruining millions of families. The Smoot-Hawley Tariff also greatly contributed to the emergence of this tremendous recession, aggravating world trade, thus weakening economies even more.
Also, the heat is causing much more, untamable wildfires to occur, which sends thousands of people with respiratory-related illnesses to the hospital every year, such as those who suffer from bronchitis, asthma, and chronic lung disease. Of all these addressed health effects due to climate change, every single one has a direct relation to the global temperature increase, as does the swelling of our oceans and natural occurring water sources across Earth’s
There have been many natural disasters that occurred in the United States. However, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 had the biggest impact because of the immense amount of money spent on repair, the backlash President George. W Bush received for not responding immediately to the catastrophe, and the massive migration that occurred when people’s home were destroyed. Therefore, Hurricane Katrina affected the United States more than any other natural disaster to date.
Climate change is happening at a really fast pace. One of the affected areas is the Arctic and the Arctic life. Climate change is the change in weather patterns over a long period of time caused by global warming. Global warming is a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth 's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide and other pollutants. Ever since the industrial revolution, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has increased drastically.
Hurricanes Hurricanes are huge storms that have intense, powerful winds and heavy rain. They can also last more than a week. In addition, hurricanes produce winds faster than a cheetah, the fastest animal on land. Many hurricanes may cause flooding and can be dangerous. When a hurricane comes onto land it rapidly gets weak.
Because environmental, weather- related disasters and war have claimed the lives of many people, these events have had the greatest impact in history Some environmental disasters include oil spills and explosions. The Exxon Valdez was a cargo ship, carrying 1,264,155 barrels of oil, which ran ashore Bligh Reef, in March 1989. Over 200 miles of land was enveloped in oil and stretched about 1,300 miles across the shore line. Not only were thousands of fish, sea otters and bird remains found but billions of dollars were consumed in the cleaning up process.
With the skiing industry being nearly a 2 billion dollar industry this certainly bad news. We need to be able to slow the rate in which climate change is affecting our world or else we are going to have a big issue on our hands. Recently there have been a lot of issues with
Many of the ocean’s and Great Lake’s properties can be altered due to climate change. The two important indicators of climate change in the Atlantic Ocean and Great Lakes are sea level and sea surface temperature. In the Atlantic Ocean, as greenhouse gasses trap more energy from the sun, the ocean is absorbing more heat. This results in an increase in sea level and sea surface temperature. The overall increase in sea surface temperatures has occurred during the past three decades.
This news article implies that FEMA should be disbanded. The author states that when the federal government gets involved in natural disasters, especially hurricanes, more harm may be caused than good. The federal government has been involved in responses at a much higher rate than in the past due to an increase in declared federal disasters averaging 139 a year. There are an abundance of federal guidelines that must be followed when a disaster occurs that often makes it difficult for officials to make clear and concise decisions. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina FEMA spent an excess of money that was not allocated correctly so much of the money was wasted.
Do to climate change and global warming the sea level is beginning to rise. "Norfolk 's water levels are up 1 1/2 feet since the 1920s. " As a result, with the sea level rising storms and tides ruin and flood places. "Flooding is the most common, and most expensive, natural disaster in the United States."
A hurricane is a storm with a violent wind, in particular a tropical cyclone in the Caribbean. One of the biggest hurricanes that hit the world was Hurricane Ten. Hurricane Ten is the oldest Category 5 hurricane in the official North Atlantic hurricane database, which dates back as far as 1851. The hurricane first struck the Western tip of Cuba with winds of 165 miles per hour causing roughly 90 deaths. Hurricane Ten later struck the United States in South Florida causing minimal damage.
According to sources, ten-thousand people around the world die from hurricanes and tropical storms (www.windows2universe.org). Hurricane Rita is approaching Texas, and we need to take action. I think evacuating the city is our best option considering that when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, one-thousand eight-hundred thirty-three fatalities occurred. Even though staying home and waiting out the storm is easier, it’s not the safest option. Think of how much money we would lose from staying in the city.