The morning of Tuesday September 11, 2011 is one of the biggest tradgies of all time. On this specific day four airlines were hijacked by an Islamic group that goes by the name al-Qaeda. The attacks took the lives of 2,996 innocent people, injured nearly 6,000 people, and caused at least $10 billion in infracture and property damage. These attacks, also known as the 9/11 attacks, will forever be remebered as one of the most horrific days for so many people around this world. Initally, al-Qaeda considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11, but decided to go against it because they feared it would get too out of control.
What they didn’t know was that the mountain was actually an old volcano… which was erupting. Years before the famous eruption, there was some alarming seismic activity, but astonishingly, most of the citizens in the city didn’t think much of it. On the morning of august 24th, 79 AD, a very large explosion signaled the beginning of the end for this small Roman paradise. The explosion was a result of the accumulation of lava in the volcano. The explosion was estimated to be about 100,000 times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
As countries become more aware of nuclear weapons and warfare, this poses a great threat on the world. Nuclear Weapons are the most dangerous weapons on earth. “One can destroy a whole city, potentially killing millions and jeopardizing the natural environment and lives of future generations through its long-term catastrophic effects.”(3.) We can clearly see the effects of nuclear warfare from the statistics in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. “It is not unlikely that the estimates of killed and wounded in Hiroshima(150,000) and Nagasaki(75,000) are over conservative.” (4.)
In chapter four of the novel Wormwood Forest by Mary Mycio, Mycio explains the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear reaction, and how it had changed the ecosystem drastically. Chernobyl was a nuclear power plant in Pripyat, Ukraine that was operational during the time of the Cold War. This power plant had a sudden power surge in its reactor Unit 4, which resulted in a devastating incident. This caused large amounts of radioactive materials to be released into the air, and causing a level seven nuclear disaster, the highest level possible. After reading this chapter, it made me consider the bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima 70 years ago, and the level seven nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan.
The earthquake happened because of the movement from the San Andreas Fault (u-s-history.com) .This little movement from the tectonic caused big things such as earthquake, but what exactly is San Andreas Fault? San Andreas fault is major fracture of the Earth’s crust in extreme western north America (Brittanica). San Andreas fault have caused so many earthquakes in U.S.A, causing many destruction, and causing lost of lifes. Now, What made Northridge Earthquake so destructive? While the Northridge earthquake was happening Californian people couldn’t predict it (u-s-history.com).
Various more passed away within the following weeks and years from wounds and radiation exposure. The total number of deaths after one year was approximately 118,000 (Harris). The impact of the bomb was devastating in numbers. The atomic bomb was the first and biggest dropped on Japan. The force of the ‘Little Boy’ was extremely big and very powerful.
Three days later, on August 9th, 1945, America dropped another bomb on Nagasaki with the code name “Fat Man”. As many as 200,000 deaths were caused by “Little Boy” alone and many people would die of radiation for years to come. The dropping of the Atom bomb on Hiroshima is an extremely debatable issue with no right or wrong answer. In this essay I will describe both sides to the argument then conclude using my final opinion on whether I am for or against the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima. There are many reasons why it could be argued that the dropping of the atomic bomb was justified.
When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D it caused a lot of destruction throughout the region in Italy. In 62 A.D, there was a fatal earthquake that damaged towns, cities, this earthquake set Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD which the volcano erupted strongly with streams of hot gases, molten rock that hit Herculaneum. The city quickly was filled up with ash, pumice, molten rock, hot gases from the volcano. When Pompeii was hit not a while after ash, pumice, molten rock fell on top of the town. Some died in their homes or shops from the buildings collapsing while others died from the poisonous fumes that were ejected out of the volcano.
The targets were selected Hiroshima because it was the only city without a POW camp and it was a major industrial center (“Hiroshima and Nagasaki”). Colonel Paul Tibbets piloted his aircraft, the Enola Gay. Once over the city, Tibbets’ crew dropped an atomic bomb (“The United States Drops the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki”). It was a little after 8am and in a blinding flash half the city was destroyed with over eighty thousand people killed instantly (“The United States Drops the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima and
There are health and safety happening like someone choking, not breathing or having no pulse. There are steps you should do when you see anything wrong like an accident. 2. This is very widespread because there are many people are affected by natural disaster. There are also lots of people in very serious accident and the American Red Cross is there to help.
Oklahoma City Bombing “On April 19th, 1995 one of the worst bombings happened on American soil.” Two ex Military Terry Nichols and Timothy McVeigh were planning a terrorist attack in Oklahoma City. (History.com) They had set diesel fuel and bombs in a truck in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building by pillars. (JamestownPublisher) McVeigh was angry at the U.S. government with citizens and politics. Nichols and McVeigh had planned this for a few months. When the bomb went off it ended up killing 168 people and about 16 children in the school nearby.
It involves high-pressure injections of water and chemicals into rock formations, which in turn release natural gas (Thompson, “Hydraulic Fracturing Should Be Banned”). However, fracking can result in many negative outcomes. For instance, scientists who conducted the earthquake study for Geology discovered that not only did fracking cause the biggest earthquake in Oklahoma, but it also caused more earthquakes in states that hardly experienced any seismic activity (“Wastewater Injection Spurred Biggest Earthquake Yet, Says Study,” The Earth Institute Columbia University). In fact, quakes have hit so frequently in Oklahoma, that state and oil regulators decided to shut down five disposal wells due to the increasing number of earthquakes in a city named Cushing (“Oil Regulators Shut Down Two Disposal Wells After Earthquakes Near Cushing”, State Impact: NPR). If fracking is capable of causing temblors as powerful as a 5.7-magnitude, it may be capable of inducing other massive earthquakes in the future.
From helping create vaccines to the diagnosis of genetic disease, the cells were very useful in medical research. The existence of the cells was concealed from her family, both to allow the research to go uninterrupted and because the identity of the person behind the cells remained a public mystery. Even after the truth came out, the family did not receive any special medical care or assistance, despite being related to Henrietta, who made many of the medications and medical procedures possible through her cells. This may have been an effort to observe any possible effects that a genetic HeLa presence would have on an individual, at the risk of the well-being of the individual. Stemming from this controversy, debate regarding the moral obligation that individuals have to provide their cells for research has begun.
On May 18th, 1980, thirty-five years ago, Mt St. Helens erupted and changed the course of history. This towering Washington volcano is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. During the eruption the mountain spewed hot gases, rocks and, ash into the sky causing a mud flow down the mountain 's sides. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration," this was the deadliest and most economically destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States". It destroyed over 230 square miles of land.