This past winter, in Massachusetts, the state received terrible snow storms. Juno was the biggest storm that occurred there in the winter season of 2014-2015. Massachusetts was declared to be in a state of emergency. The storm closed down schools, shopping centers, businesses, public services and many more places. The storm caused heavy winds at 50-80 mph. The town of Duxbury, which is along the coast, received a lot of damage. There was major flooding and a lot of snow. According to the article, “Massachusetts Recovers from Winter Storm Juno”, “At one point, more than 30,000 across the state lost power” (pg. 1). The storm Juno brought a lot of destruction, snow, and caused rebuilding.
In 2003, a young thirteen year old named Bethany Hamilton was attacked by a shark at Tunnels Beach in Kauai, Hawaii. In 2010, my family and I ended up actually going to the beach that Bethany was attacked. We drove down from the hotel we were staying at through all the beautiful scenery that was so different from that of Idaho. The car we rented was a red Jeep and we had the top off all the way to the beach. It was perfect, the sunshine above, the warm salty air licking our faces as we sped through the streets lined by looming palms swaying in the breeze. As we arrived at the beach, I thought to myself that it looked incredibly calm and had a very difficult time imaging Bethany Hamilton and her friends and family rushing her to the hospital. Seeing that beach gave a whole new meaning to me about the courage Bethany had to get back in the water because I was even a little apprehensive about getting into waters where a shark attacked. While in Hawaii, we decided to also give snorkeling a shot. Tunnel Beach was said to be a great place for seeing all the extraordinary plant life Hawaii’s reefs had to offer and the beach was known to be a resting place of many sea turtles. Sure enough, my family and I were snorkeling not too far off shore and a few sea turtles are swimming in the deep blue below us! We were amazed at the great size of the
While I was on the vacation I had so much fun. I got to see a beautiful island. There were so many cool sea creatures. I really want to study to be a marine biologist because of all the sea creatures. I also was a lifeguard at the beach! Someone thought they saw a shark but when I saw it I knew it was a dolphin. It was hilarious! I bet you would of enjoyed the island! It was so beautiful I wished I lived there. Well I can’t wait to see you when I get home!
Calculations for tourism for the year of 2015 are unavailable at this time, but for the year of 2014, the reef received a total of 2.19 million visitors. It is a well – known piece of information that there is a global climate change going on where there is a rise in CO2 in the atmosphere due to higher emissions of fossil fuel and more deforestation occurring. The ocean then absorbs more of this CO2, which in turn raises the acidity, which in turn creates a poor environment for the coral to live and recover from bleaching that has already occurred. This change in acidity also affects the calcium carbonate that corals use to build themselves. (“Climate Hot Map- Global Warming Effects Around the
Not only is Australia home to the Great Barrier Reef, but it is also the only continent in the world that is its own country. The Great Barrier Reef is the world 's largest coral reef system that stretches 1,250 miles off the Northeast coast of Australia. The coral reef support much of the marine life such as fish, sea turtles, and other marine mammals. In 1981, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, became in charge of the environmental protection of the Great Barrier Reef. Research found that because of the acidity in the ocean, the coral reef is at its slowest growing rate in at least 400 years. In 2014, the Great Barrier Reef was added to the UNESCO 's Endangered Sites list. Along the coast of Queensland, where the coral reef is, there are many ports located there and oil sludge is constantly being dumped into the ocean. The Great Barrier Reef is in dire need of being restored and protected.
David Laskin’s The Children’s Blizzard explains the devastating force of an intense blizzard, which caught several people unprepared, and it tells the tragic stories of these people. On January 12, 1888 a massive blizzard struck the center of North America, killing between 250 to 500 people and affecting thousands. There were many factors that made this blizzard exceptionally deadly. Many farmers and children who were outside were unprepared to deal with any cold conditions, “a day when children had raced to school with no coats or gloves and farmers were far from home doing chores they had put off during the long siege of cold” (Laskin 2). The reason for this is because they had no idea the blizzard was coming. In this time the weather forecasts
How did scientist solve the Elkhorn Coral mystery by using the scientific method? They solved the mystery by using the step Observing. The second step that was used was conducting experiments. Finally, the last step used in this mystery was sharing their findings. These Scientific Method steps helped solve the Elkhorn Coral mystery.
The Great Barrier Reef is actually the largest living thing on Earth. In fact, it can even be seen from space. The only problem with reefs is that they can only survive under a certain temperature range. If the temperature is too low or too high for the reefs, this causes the algae, which gives the coral their beautiful and bright colors, to leave the coral, and therefore causing the coral to become bleached (National Ocean Service). This is exactly what has happened this year. Data has recently been released that El Niño has caused complete bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef (The New York Times). Let that sink in, the World’s largest living thing, that has been around for about 500,000 years, is dying this year. People need to realize that
Along time ago in a city far far away from here a city called Chicago, in 1871 chicago was lit in an unknown way. All we do know is that it was a disaster.
The author introduces the approaching storm: “There is something uneasy in the Los Angeles air this afternoon, some unnatural stillness, some tension”. Describing the weather as unnaturally still, having tension, and being uneasy, indicates the people’s response to the anticipated storm. She continues describing the storm’s violence as well as the people’s violence stating how an attorney “shot and killed his wife, their two sons, and himself” and how a divorcée was “murdered and thrown from a moving car”. Meanwhile, “the San Gabriel fire was still out of control, and the wind in town was blowing eighty miles an hour”. The storm causes chaos in the environment as well as in the people. The paralleled behavior of the storm and the people reveals that humans are mechanistic. So when storm is causing horrific environment events, the people are breaking as well in mechanistic responses to the
Until January 23rd Long Island had a relatively mild winter: then Blizzard Jonas swept the Eastern Coast. Storm Jonas originated in the Midwest and moved eastwardly, mainly hitting the Mid-Atlantic territory. A total of 31 states received snow from Winter Storm Jonas. Of those states 14 received at least a foot of snow, and 6 received 30 or more inches.
It was a dark and stormy night. Why we have to do this tonight, that is beyond me. Ask our squad deputy commander Joongsa Kim, equivalent to a Warrant Officer of my homeland, about the reason. I had my reason: It was stormy tonight, and to me, that was enough to feel like stepping out of the mission. As a member of the Joint Task Force 2, I was trained to withstand the dark, and so would have my American comrade Sergeant Hunter, who is from the well-known Delta Force, and the South Korean soldiers Warrant Officer Kim and Sangbyeong Jung, equivalent to a Corporal of the Canadian Armed Forces, who are from the 707th Special Operations Battalion. The one thing we all have in common is that storms are uncommon in our home countries. At least where we come from and where we were trained, they are. So obviously, none of us were good in
The hurricane of 1938 was more devastating than any other hurricane ever. the impact was one that no one will ever forget in their whole life. The conditions made this the perfect recipe for disaster. The hurricane of 1938 was a very tragic day for all the survivors that made it through this storm.
“‘Hurricane Sandy is moving with rapid speed and increasing intensity toward the coast of Long Beach Island, New Jersey. It is advised that all civilians in the area evacuate this exigency.’” The man on the weather channel stated. Mom was in the kitchen, washing the dishes. Darwin and I were in the living room sitting on the couch. Being only five-years-old, Darwin had no idea what was going on, but I knew it was something big and dangerous. A prodigious storm was slowly making its way toward us, prepared to destroy anything in its way. Outside, the wind was starting to pick up and the waves in the ocean, which was only a few hundred feet down the street from us, were starting to augment and crash restlessly against the shore. Empty garbage
BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! The sound of my alarm blowing up in my ear at six in the morning, forcing me to wake up! I opened my eye and had a smile on my face when I remembered we were leaving to Outer Banks, North Carolina! Everyone got up and got ready to go. We grabbed all our suitcases and snack, then packed them in the truck. When everyone was settled in we began our 21 hour journey to Outer Banks, North Carolina.