We recently did a debate on a major problem in the world today, environmental issues. Two students were given a topic, like landfills, deforestation, wildfires, etc., and had to debate on pros and cons on whether or not it is good for the environment. I did not like the setup of the debate because I could not hear some people and I did not feel fully engaged in the conversation. Overall, I liked how we were free to talk at times and the connections to real life scenarios. This was the first time I heard about Live Google which I thought was a really cool part of the presentation as I was able to expand on an idea more. Here are summaries of some of the topics the students were given.
The Triangle fire that claimed the lives of 146 people, most of them immigrant women and girls, caused an outcry against unsafe working conditions in factories. Firefighters arrived at the scene, but their ladders could only reach the 6th floor of the ten-story building, while the hose could only reach the 7th floor. Workers were trapped inside because the owners had locked the fire escape exit doors to prevent theft, so workers jumped to their deaths. The government could’ve prevented the Triangle fire earlier if they listened to the workers’ plea for a safety working environment. Union organization tried to address the employees’ working conditions but wasn’t recognized. The fire was a catalyst for change in New York regarding
It is important to the environment that there be controlled fires for any number of reasons such as, putting the nutrients back into the soil, and clearing out debris that could be hazardous if a wildfire were to occur. This does not come with out it 's faults, sometimes the fire becomes to big to handle and they become near misses or wildfires. Prescribed fires are great for the ecosystem and the overall well being of forests. They make ecosystems more diverse and replenish the soil for new plant growth.
During 1910, the country was progressing quickly towards a greater form of mass production and increasingly dangerous working conditions. People labored in squalor like in the “below ground bakeries,” where rat droppings covered rolling tables and children were “coughing beside ovens.” Progressives, unionists, and socialists called for different types of reform, and Tammany Hall opposed them; the political machine sent strikebreakers and stalled legislation that would benefit the workers. Then, on March 25, 1911, the Triangle Waist Company factory caught fire at the end of the day shift. About 146 men and women died in the Asch Building. Months passed before a trial was held. The result was a conviction of not guilty for the “Shirtwaist Kings.”
The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire was a devastating fire that killed 146 girls in New York City (Leap for Life, Leap for Death). At this time, citizens of New York were furious and demanded that the government do something to prevent future tragedies. The government responded and the reforms that the government made, it changed the future of New York industry. The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, one of history’s deadliest fires, came as a result of outrageously unsafe working conditions, led to a high death toll and injury total, but, ultimately resulted in reforms that helped safeguard future factory workers.
The State does not have the resources that the federal government has as they don’t have have any access to the money. The plan was nonexistent to evacuate those without transportation. An evacuation order could have been sent out a day sooner. This is a disaster that no local government can handle alone. This is a national emergency and all taxpayers in the U.S. should have help. The federal government was not prepared to handle this national emergency.There should have been more of an outcry to strengthen the levee. Many citizens assumed incorrectly that the government would fully pay for people to live safely below sea level. The population was increasing, the city was sinking and most of the city is below sea level. It is a recipe for disaster to live in such a place. Lastly even though people blame here and there, I think it also the responsibility of state-trained the entire citizen and tell them the evacuate route in the case of emergency. Only if victims had some emergency equipment and resources for them at home they would not have to suffer as they did suffer in Katrina. Personally I always have emergency kit and the first aid box, food and stuff for the emergency at home , even
Firefighting is a professionalism that requires courage, dedication and commitment from those who are involved with it. Firefighting began in ancient Egypt and spread to the West into Europe and America. The history looks at the pioneers, its evolution and the improvements innovation has brought in.
The affect it had on economy was a huge factor to why it was such a significance to Australia. This lead lots of money lost with the everything being destroyed and then rebuilt again.
In 2015 in the middle of summer there was a conflagration.The conflagration was in a small town of M.T Vernon,Oregon and it burned for days and days.Firefighters tell me that it started because of the conflagration in California it started from the small embers that traveled and landed in a pile of hay,and spread to the dry grass.
The Eureka Stockade affected the way Australia 's western-style democracy formed between c.1870-1914 and showed how people wanted Australia 's government system to be more democratic and fair. It also provided some characteristics for Australia such as mateship. The Eureka Stockade is still seen as an effective symbol for protests group in the modern day.
The California Wildfires have stretched over 229 square miles and destroyed 1,750 homes and other structures firefighters are going what they can to save every home that has a chance. The drought is what these fires because of everything being so dry and CAlifornia already being temperature hot the fires just start popping up
Drought has hit California hard. There is barely any more water remaining, “the Golden State has depleted its water resources so much that it 'll all be gone in about one year”(Jay Famiglietti). This NASA scientist used satellites to figure out that most of our water sources are completely depleted. A few weeks ago, there was a huge fire called “The Valley Fire which scorched more than 76,000 acres across Lake, Napa and Sonoma counties, killed four civilians, injured four firefighters and destroyed nearly 2,000 buildings”(Kale Williams). The Valley Fire grew so fast, since there was a terrible amount of dry brush and trees, which easily caught the whole area on fire, and that’s also how the fire grew 10,000 acres over a few hours. This mess
The Fire Stick, utilised by Indigenous Australians has been an essential tool in the practice of traditional land management across Australia since their arrival 50,000+ thousand years ago. Fire Stick Farming (as it is now known) shaped the Australian landscape in ways that benefited both land and Aboriginal people. A practice that increases biodiversity of plant species, offered an abundance of food, both for Aboriginal people and wildlife such as the Kangaroo and Emu, and, in turn, increased populations of these species, which were also a desired food source. Additionally, the practice of burning both small and large areas of land ensured the prevention of larger uncontrollable fires which can devastate landscapes, as evidenced by the common
Victoria has a long history when it comes to bushfires, and as a new resident of this state, you should already have educated yourself about what to do when a bushfire threatens you. However, after a bushfire has passed, many parts of your property are going to need your attention. If you have pets, children or livestock, one of the priority fixes will be fencing. Fencing is needed to contain all three of these groups, but the fencing that was exposed to the bushfire may need to be replaced. Here 's what you need to know before you head out to examine the damage.
The Federal Government responded quickly as soon as they heard that Cyclone Yasi was over. They sent the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to help assist North Queensland with the cleaning duties such as removing debris off streets such as trees that has fallen. The army and the navy combined and joined forces forming over 12,000 soldiers, sailors and aircrews who helped with the clean up of Cyclone Yasi. Besides cleaning up, the army and navy sent landing crafts filled with important packages that included water and food for the people affected. The federal government had also offered a 315-million-dollar funding package that was given to the local council to help repair damages to buildings and infrastructures such as water/sewerage systems