Disasters

Prevention is better than cure

An earthquake is considered as a violent and sudden shaking of the ground. It destroys everything in the area and greatly damages the infrastructure of buildings. For the most part, thousands of lives are in danger during and after its activity. Scientists created an earthquake forecasting model to reduce the damage input of this disaster. They made a research about 40 different earthquakes from all around the world and tried to construct a model from their observations.

Climate change

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As the article say,  the shifting time of flood is an important consequence about the climate changes in Europe. Worldwide it is one of the natural hazard that affect people the most. About $104 billions is lost globaly.  It says that the climate change affect different regions by many ways depending on their position on the map. The North-Eastern Europe is affected earlier by the spring snowmelt. The north sea region have their winter storm later in the season, the mediterranean cost is affect the same way and the west of the Europe have the moisturizing of their soils earlier.

Floodings in Metro Vancouver: heavy rainfall lead to trees falling and streets flooded.

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Heavy rainfall is coming down very rapidly on the West of Canada right now and it is causing major flooding. On October 18, an article published by Global News and written by Sean Boyton talks about the heavy rainfall in Metro Vancouver which is causing floods in the streets and trees are being knock down due to the heavy winds that came with the rain. The article specifies that about a half of a centimeter of rain fell around the region of Vancouver.

Red Cross

The red cross is an organization where their mission is “to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world”. If you are interested in volunteering with the Red Cross you will to follow this link : http://www.redcross.ca/volunteer/contact-us and fill out a form so they can give you more information about volunteering opportunities.

West Island Mission

On September 12th 2017, the Globe and Mail uploaded an article by the Canadian press about the new measures that Quebec has implemented to help the victims of the west Island floods that happened last spring. If you are looking to help the victims of this tragedy, here is a non-profit organization you can reach out to. It is called the West Island Mission.

West Island Fund

The west Island floods that hit last spring are still affecting the victims to this day. An article published on October 7th by CTV news talks about how experts from around the world were meeting together to talk about the flooding while the victims of the flooding are still mad at the government for their intervention. Looking at this disaster, I have found a non-profit organization that can help the victim or the area. It is called the West Island Assistance Fund.

West Island Assistance Fund

The west Island floods that hit last spring are still affecting the victims to this day. An article published on October 7th by CTV news talks about how experts from around the world were meeting together to talk about the flooding while the victims of the flooding are still mad at the government for their intervention. Looking at this disaster, I have found a non-profit organization that can help the victim or the area. It is called the West Island Assistance Fund.

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Worst Wildfire Season BC Has Ever Seen

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Winding down after the worst wildfire season on record for British Columbia, the provincial state of emergency and evacuation orders have been rescinded. In the CBC News article, “Fires compound losses of harvestable timber in BC's Interior,” it is stated that in just three months, nearly 50,000 people were displaced from their homes and costed the province more than $510 million to fight (Kelly, 2017). The lack of precipitation and fuel buildup resulted in the merger of nineteen forest fires to form the single largest blaze in BC history.

From Freezer to Fridge: Alaskan Permafrost is Set to Thaw With High Costs to Alaskans and the Global Community

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The debate surrounding climate change is no longer an argument of whether or not it is happening, but is now rather a debate on the level of anthropogenic contribution it. However, while policy makers sit and argue with scientists about emission levels, positive feedback loops are set to amplify the effects of climate change via melting the permafrost. In August, The New York Times published an article by Henry Fountain about the current situation regarding the thawing of the permafrost in Alaska.

Who takes responsibility of nuclear disaster?

Nuclear energy is known as a clean energy without greenhouse gas emissions. Some people even consider if the only energy source capable of solving climate change. However, this environmentally-friendly energy has a huge risk for people’s lives and the environment in surrounding areas if an accident happens. An example from Japan shows how problems regarding a nuclear disaster are complicated and difficult to solve.