Scientists found out that natural disasters affect human performance. They showed that after an earthquake, people started to get more depressed, stressed and anxious, causing the traffic fatalities to increase a lot, leading to more deaths in that area. Also, the Pompeii volcano in the year 79 that left more than 25,000 people buried in ashes. That natural disaster almost destroyed all the population in Italy, but somewhere able to survive and escape. "Scientists estimate that more than 260,000 people have died in the past 300 years from volcanic eruptions and their aftermath” (Natural Disasters & Weather).
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
Environmental disasters have taken the lives of many people and animals. It has produced many economic issues as well as a copious amount of air pollution. In addition to the calamities of environmental disasters, weather disasters have amplified the disaster rates tremendously in history by thousands. The weather if hot, cold, or wet has affected people worldwide over a vast amount of land. And lastly, war has claimed the lives of millions of people simultaneously from the beginning of time.
A catastrophic incident could result in sustained national impacts over a prolonged period of time; almost immediately exceeds resources normally available to state, local, tribal, and private-sector in the impacted area; and significantly interrupts government operations and emergency services to such an extent that national security will be threatened. (Reilly & Markenson, 2011, p.274) Analyze and explain real-life examples of disasters that overwhelmed a community, and its local resources. Evaluate and describe why an emergency management plan can fail. This deadly tornado destroyed the southwest side of Petersburg and quickly grew as it hit the historic district of Petersburg city. There were several very well maintained, multi-story brick buildings that were leveled to the ground as well as some parts of the historic decorative trains.
Natural disasters are a nature’s events and are uncontrollable, although predictable. They include typhoons , rainy season flooding, tornadoes and tsunami. An article in the Guardian states that a study has revealed natural disaster has displaces three times as many people as war in 2013. An average of 27 million people a year or 42 million in total in 2010 have lost their homes ( Guardian.com,2014). A tsunami event that occurred in 2004 , called the Boxing Day Tsunami, displaced 1.7 million and injured half a million of souls.
Overview of the Risk Issue: Hurricane Katrina was the largest natural disaster in the United States living memory, affecting 92, 000 square miles, and destroying the majority of New Orleans. Over 1,800 people died and tens of thousands were left homeless and without basic necessities. Katrina evolved into a series of connected crises, with two basic causes. The primary cause was the hurricane itself, and no less damaging, the collapse of man-made levees meant to protect a city built below sea-level. These factors caused a series of cascading problems that characterizes Katrina as an example of a new type of complex crisis.
According to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, in 2014, 19.3 million people around the globe lost their homes due to climate change, and previous studies have been leading us to believe that the number will drastically increase to 250 million by the year 2050. However, not only are the disasters affecting the environmental refugees, because by them being affected, the government gets affected as well. The factor that makes environmental refugees such a challenging problem for governments and policy-makers to cope with is the fact that there is a variety of different forms of natural disasters that could affect the destination that the affected refugees will choose to flee to and call their new
Summary The global influenza virus is a challenging wicked problem that has been wiping out millions of people for over a hundred years. The virus adapts and mutates the strains, making the flu problematical to eradicate with our current methods. The Wicked Issue The problem with Influenza started in 1918 when the Spanish flu broke out causing the first flu pandemic the world had ever faced. The BC Medical journal called the epidemic, “The greatest medical holocaust in history” (Skowronski and Kendall). Little did they know back in 1918 that the virus was only going to adapt and create different strains.
Two-hundred twenty two survive, but unfortunately around ninety three people die each day. The Brady Campaign says, ((QUOTE10). The rate 333,800 is an irrationally high rate. Gun violence occurs very frequently in today’s world, and exposes many people to the horrors of firearm attacks. Children and adults are being negatively influenced and affected by gun violence.
Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. In Haiti, 80% of the populations were under the poverty line and on January 12, 2010, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti (Amadeo, 2016) and more than fifty-nine aftershocks that followed. This natural disaster had a devastating effect on Haiti economy. Government and people around the world made donations and pledges of aid to Haiti. (History, 2017) About 230,000 people were killed due to the earthquake, and more than 300,000 people injured.
In the current state, prescription drug overdoses claim more lives than car accidents. In Tennessee, the number one abused substance is prescription opioids, and drug-related crimes have increased 33% in the last ten years. Opioid overdoses affect everyone, and the cost to society is huge. “In the United States, prescription opioid abuse costs were about $55.7 billion in 2007. Of this amount,
In Robert J. Liftoff’s article Our Changing Climate Mind-set, he proclaims to the audience that it’s only after 4 catastrophic hurricanes: Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria that people see the immediate sense of danger that climate change is causing. Even before the catastrophic hurricanes that devastated millions of people, there were a drumbeat of storms, floods, droughts and wildfires that should have been a clear indicator of climate change. Although there are those that reject the idea that climate change is the result of human devices, awareness has been ever increasing thanks to the many scientist and politicians that she be a topic more heavily discussed. Although this came from a writer that isn’t that well known, the material was published
On October 8th of 1871, a massive fire destroyed thousands of buildings and killed approximately 300 people. About 100,000 were left homeless and the disaster summed up to about $200 million in damages. With this major issue of such high cost in property loss we must help these poor, innocent people in getting the help they rightfully deserve. In addition, we will work to save up funds to contribute to the construction of buildings of other materials than wood, which is
The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 was of the most powerful natural disasters of the 1900’s in 11 states along the Mississippi River from Illinois to Louisiana. The flood lasted from the beginning of April, through May, June and July and finally ended in August. During the flood, the river got to be as wide as 80 miles in some places and submerged residential areas in as much as 30 feet of water. The flood affected multiple states and the country in countless ways. Some of the ways it changed the country was in a social and political way.
This affliction to human health and well being has enabled policy change to better protect people living near this massive natural hazard. The eruption of Mount St. Helens was a hazard because is directly affected human health. The blast triggered many secondary hazards including lahars, landslides and mudslides causing a substantial amount of devastation. The explosion and following secondary hazards killed 57 people and left 200 without homes. Diagram two shows the destruction of a home caused by lahars from Mt.