A new estimate found that species die off as much as 1,000 times more frequently than they used to. One article states “human activities has obliterated nearly 900 species over the past 500 years” (Rachel Nuwer). This problem has gone completely out of control and we need to start finding a way to stop it.
Of the 260 million tons of plastic the world produces each year, about 10 percent ends up in the Ocean, according to a Greenpeace report (Plastic Debris in the World’s Oceans, 2006). Seventy percent of the mass eventually sinks, damaging life on the seabed. The rest floats in open seas, often ending up in gyres, circular motion of currents, forming conglomerations of swirling plastic trash called garbage patches, or ultimately ending up washed ashore on someone’s beach. But the washed up or floating plastic pollution is a lot more than an eyesore or a choking and entanglement hazard for marine animals or birds.
Including the states Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. This natural disaster cost more than 100$ billion in damage including gas prices suddenly got jacked up. Katrina hammered out almost about 95 percent of oil production in the Gulf. That was a key supply point for the U.S. about a quarter of domestic oil comes from the region. With most of our oil productions shut down we couldn’t get the money we needed to keep gas prices reasonable.
The earth is truly a wonderful place to live. However, occasionally Mother Nature will show an unattractive side of herself. The ugly side is that we cannot stop the unseen from occurring or just how severe the outcome will be to the Humans and wildlife affected from a natural disaster. The week of the storm Hurricane Katrina is the third most powerful and deadliest hurricanes to occur in the 21st century in the U.S.A. Southern states are known to have the occasional hurricane yearly through out August to early November. However, citizens were not quiet prepared for how serve Hurricane Katrina was going to be.
The 1930s in America were not prosperous years for the nation. The time saw a drought that could be compared to biblical proportions. News people were saying conditions were awful. According to source #1, the drought, the drought covered close to 100 million acres. It toke A out of the plans.
To what extent do you agree with President Bush´s description of Hurricane Katrina as a natural disaster? In August 2005, over 1,700 people lost their lives as a result of Category 5 hurricane Katrina. The hurricane affected over 90,000 square miles in many of the Gulf Coast states, under which Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. (Hurricane Katrina).
Village Creek “flows in a general westerly direction for approximately 14 miles through the center of urban Birmingham” (United States Corps of Engineers, 1980, pg 1). Over 700 houses have been removed as part of a flood mitigation program by the City of Birmingham. While many homes have been removed, the area is still prone to flooding and affecting families and businesses. “Village Creek flood plain makes up 53% of Birmingham’s Special Flood Hazard Area” (Federal Emergency Management Agency, 2000).
Following the floods of the 1880s, authorities failed to act because the cycle of dry years and mild winters was present. Over the next two decades, Los Angeles’ population reached 500,000, in great part due to the presence of railroads facilitating moving to the area. However, El Niño of 1913-14 proved to be a very damaging and costly event. This flood covered thousands of acres south of Los Angeles.
Next, Eisenhower cites the poor condition of the current highways. He claims that the highway conditions increase the cost of using a vehicle by one cent per mile. Considering that in 2015, on average, most Americans drive 12,000 miles per year , saving an extra penny for each of those miles every year would make a significant impact. Eisenhower stated that poor highway conditions cost the United States 5 billion dollars per year, and that those costs were suffered not just by the individual driver, but by the entire nation, through transportation costs in the distribution of goods.
However, an overabundance of some nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, impairs water quality. “Agriculture is the largest source of pollution to the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.” quotes the Washington Post (Baker, 2015). About 50% of phosphorus and 40% of nitrogen dumped into the bay stems from agricultural runoff. According to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, “Each year, roughly 300 million pounds of polluting nitrogen reaches the Chesapeake Bay—about six times the amount that reached the bay in the 1600s.”(cfb.org). The major sources of the excess nutrients comes from over fertilization of crops with animal manure seeping into waterways, and animals having direct access to waters where waste is carried into the watershed (Baker, 2015).
Both the ocean waves and hurricanes accelerate erosion, which is a main cause to the marshes disappearing. Something New Yorkers should realize is that "80% of oil and natural gases produced in the U.S. travels through our marshes" as according to page 12. America 's economy could go so wrong if the marshes the oil processes through suddenly disappears. Also, a huge percentage of marine life loves in Louisiana 's marshes.
www.history.com) University of North Texas Professor Bernard Weinstein estimated that Katrina cost $250 billion. Including both the damage and its impact on the economy. He estimated uninsured losses at $215 billion, and insured losses at $35 billion. Because the worst flooding occurred in New Orleans ' 9th Ward. It was a low-income area that was mostly uninsured.