Extreme Weather is one of the causes that can definitely wipeout humans of the face of Earth. Extreme weather consists of natural disasters that we see in regular life for ex: floods, earthquakes, wildfires, landslide, tsunamis and many other disasters. These disaster kill people, but if we fail to prevent pollution we will create disasters that will take millions of human lives and it will all be our fault. According to “ The World Health Organization” estimates that 160,000 deaths since 1950 are directly contributed to climate change. A major problem right now is Glacier melting which if not stopped will kill way more people than 160,000 and also in a short time.
Then there is also the loss of properties, which can affect people´s living place, transportation, and their employment. Many places can be imbued in salt water after a tsunami, and it can take years for the crops to grow again. Many houses can be destroyed in hurricanes, cyclones, or earthquakes, which in many cases can take a lot of time to become livable again. Iranzo 2 An earthquake is a natural disaster that
Ways it can affect people is when it when wildfires start and the animals or who ever is in that place couldn’t escape and the species with their habitat could be destroyed. Also Melting tundra, rising sea levels is a threat to people who live near the ocean since flooding and tsunami could happen. We all know that tsunami can kill over thousands of people.. Another negative effects climate change that scientists discovered is that the ice is breaking up way too early, and that the plants and animal ranges have shifted. Also, they discovered trees are flowering sooner. Last, there is the loss of sea ice and the more intense heat waves.= which can be a problem in the future.
Poor children are continuously suffering from the terrible poison they cannot escape from. Not only are they becoming critically sick from the nicotine, the companies are forcing the workers to maintain busy in the fields. Those fortunate of health and education get to leave school or work to get medical attention. Child laborers have to work through any conditions, even life-threatening diseases. Young children are also under the influence of tobacco.
This damaging disruption leads to extreme temperature swings that are harmful to plants and animals. Many animals, insects, and plants lose their habitats and may become endangered and even go extinct. Though a few species are killed directly in forest clearances, many will face a slower death sentence due to a lack of food and breeding rates decline. Because of water pollution from mining operations and agricultural runoff the giant otter is now endangered. A recent study of the Brazilian Amazon predicts that up to 90% of extinctions will occur in the next 40 years (WWF).
Disaster characteristic and management stages Current Natural or Man-Made Disaster Disaster is a calamitous event that disrupt the community and brings human, material and economic loses, exceeding society ability to overcome using its own resources (Nies & McEwen, 2015). Depending on the severity of the disaster, it can be classified as disaster with multiple casualties (number of affected people from 2 to 100), or mass casualty disaster (with over 100 injured individuals). Understanding the nature of disaster enables to prepare and develop plans and procedures. Type of Disaster Natural disaster includes events associated with the weather phenomena – earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, flood, wildfires or biological factors
Introduction Floods, prevention and treatment Humanity is vulnerable to all kinds of natural disasters. Some physical phenomena at least in the world that hosts us is floods, fires, landslides, volcanoes, earthquakes and all climate changes on our planet. Disasters cause not only the loss of human lives, but also losses of billions of euro amount annually. Estimates of future costs and benefits shows that every dollar spent on a flood protection avoidable losses of six euro. In the period 1980-2011 only floods caused over 2,500 deaths, affected more than 5.5 million people and caused direct economic losses of more than 90 billion euro.
and man-made such as industrial, transport accidents, urbanization and pollution etc. (The Devastating Effects of Natural Disasters, 2015) Whenever such event makes a community vulnerable against them it causes chaos within that limited area. The probability of such occasions are increasing during recent times in terms of its complexity, rate of recurrence as well as its severity. (Raheem A. Usman, 2008) Every year, millions of people are affected by these sudden and tragic events which upsets a community’s functioning and results in human and physical damage which is beyond the capacity of people to cope up with their available resources. It poses danger to human lives, environment, property, infrastructure and development.
Introduction When natural disasters strike unexpectedly they can be dreadful and cause enormous harm, loss or devastation to countless lives. Disasters have been classified as ecologic dilemma or brutal and high-magnitude emergencies resulting in deaths, injuries, illnesses, and severe damages that cannot be successfully managed easy. Natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions etc, These disasters may begin acutely with dramatic health, social effects. In recent years, many people have been killed by natural disasters and it’s not very easy to control the effects after they strike, leaving countless diseases. Natural disasters such as earthquakes severely increase the mortality and morbidity resulting from communicable
1.5 Exposure to natural disasters. Natural disasters such as floods, earthquake, tsunamis or hurricane cause loss of life and a great damage making it hard to eradicate poverty. Typically, poor countries are the worst hit for they have the least resources to rebuild and sustain. The 2011 drought in the Horn of Africa and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti are all examples of the ways that vulnerability to natural disasters can ruin large parts of affected nations. In each of these events; displaced populations, health risks, food scarcity, destruction of properties and resources are some of the effects leading to great economic damage.