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Tsunami - Tsunamis, commonly called tidal waves by the general public, are large sea waves or surges. These waves can carry a lot of energy from one side of the globe to the other, reeking havoc where ever they make landfall, and as shown by the December 26, 2004 SE Asian event, tsunami's can claim thousands of lives and cause millions of dollars worth of damage to property. * Many people picture large, breaking waves when they hear the word tsunami. This is usually not the case, however. * Most tsunamis make landfall as little more than a gigantic surge, as if the tide just moved in way too far way too fast....   [tags: physics tsunami] 693 words
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Tsunami - Tsunami A tsunami is a large water wave that is generated by sesmic activity in or underlying layers known as faults. These enormous wave have historically affected many ways of life and still lie as a major factor for destruction in our coastal communities throughout the world. A tsunami is a wave chain or series of waves that is generated in a body of water by sea disturbance that vertically displaces the water. Earthquakes, landslides, volcanic activity and even cosmic materials can generate tsunamis and or tidal waves....   [tags: Papers] 334 words
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Tsunami - I think that every author has a purpose and reason behind there writing. Most of it was to make aware of the catastrophe, damage and affect that the tsunami and earthquake had on the nations that it hit. Also some of the information in the articles was to make aware of the efforts other nations were doing to help those affected. Other articles explained the origin of such catastrophes. For example, one article explains how many years of built up strain on 2 faults in the, what is known as the Sumatra Subduction Zone, suddenly slipped past each other creating an earthquake....   [tags: essays research papers] 630 words
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The Cause and Effect of the Tsunami in Thailand in 2004 - ... He describes the horrifying event that he sensed a weird feeling of the ocean around him “That must have been when the earthquake hit,” he remembers, “a sound I’d never heard before and I thought it was the sound of bombs” (2). Luckily, he was fortunate enough to even survive, for tens of thousands of people that have been killed by the waves. Almost the entire coastlines changed within a matter of minutes, and the island suddenly vanished. Numerous citizens became homeless that in some cases, the entire cities and villages were quite literally swept away; when the water finally receded, only a tangled mass of rubble remained....   [tags: Natural Disaster, Tsunami] 2123 words
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The Macro-Economic Consequences Of The Tsunami In South-Eastern Asia - The Macro-Economic Consequences Of The Tsunami In South-Eastern Asia During the course of this essay I will illustrate the macro-economic consequences of the catastrophic tsunami that hit South-Eastern Asian coastlines in December 2004. The Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea earthquake that occurred on December 26, 2004. The earthquake generated a tsunami that was among the deadliest disasters in modern history. At a magnitude of 9.0, it was the largest earthquake since 1964. The earthquake originated in the Indian Ocean, off the western coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia....   [tags: Ecomonics Economy Tsunami Essays] 1668 words
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Tsunami Disaster - When the tsunami disaster occurred, the whole world felt the devastation. People from all over the world offered their support and sent money to help victims. Their helping hands were appreciated by thousands and blessed the hearts of families. Instead of saying that different parts of the world should deal with their own problems, everyone made other countries problems their own. The tsunami caused astronomical numbers of damage towards the United States. This massive impact of the tsunami was attributed by devastating earthquakes, debris flowing through landslides, and lava erupting volcanoes....   [tags: essays research papers] 367 words
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The Tsunami Disaster - The Tsunami Disaster At 0059 GMT on 26 December 2004, a magnitude 9.3 earthquake ripped apart the seafloor off the coast of northwest Sumatra. Over 100 years of accumulated stress was released in the second biggest earthquake in recorded history. It unleashed a devastating tsunami that travelled thousands of kilometres across the Indian Ocean, taking the lives of nearly 300,000 people in countries as far apart as Indonesia, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Somalia....   [tags: Papers] 876 words
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Sumartran Tsunami - On December 26, 2004 a wave of destruction hit the coasts along the Indian Ocean, affecting lives all over the world. Not only did this disaster bring about a world wide relief effort, but caused a reevaluation of the lack of warning systems in place for many regions threatened by seismic activity and potential devastating coastal impact of seafloor earthquakes. Six months later, information abounds in text, television, and periodicals for any lay person to research. The diversity of perspective is another matter....   [tags: essays research papers] 1475 words
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American Tsunami: Are we Next? - American’s Tsunami, Are we Next. The word tsunami comes from a Japanese word meaning “Long harbor waives”. Tsunami is much known and very common in Japan because thousands of Japanese have been killed and some suffered in recent centuries. Tsunami waves generally speaking cause a lot of damages such as, killing people, destroying building, and costing million of dollars. Moreover, a tsunami is a series of great sea waves caused by an underwater earthquake, landslide, or volcanic eruption. The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake that is located on epicenter off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, is actually one of the worst disasters in the history of Indian Ocean that generated by the most powerful 9.0 magnitude earthquake....   [tags: Earth Science] 541 words
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Tsunami Hazards And Mitigation In Canada - Introduction Tsunamis are not very common natural disasters, but the fact that they can occur without warning makes it worth to try and find out what are the hazards associated with them. This paper will try to first define tsunamis, determine what are the hazards associated with them (especially in Canada) and give some examples of mitigation that can be used to prevent life loss during tsunamis. What is a Tsunami. Tsunamis are series of waves, generated by earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, explosions, or even impact of cosmic bodies, that travel across the ocean and have extremely long wavelengths....   [tags: Natural Disaster Canada] 1238 words
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Tsunami disaster, implication on economy - TSUNAMI DISASTER, WHAT IMPLICATION ON ECONOMIC SYSTEM IN THIS REGION. We view with awe a release of power on this scale. We know that this power is greater than that of our species — nature holds us in its hands. We may be able to mitigate some of the consequences; in some cases we may be able to give advance warning of the threat; but we are not in control; the tsunami has demonstrated this ancient truth. William Rees-Mogg INTRODUCTION 1. On the morning of December 26, 2004 a magnitude 9.3 earthquake struck off the Northwest coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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A Tsunami in Santa Cruz - A Tsunami in Santa Cruz Out of all the natural disasters that we talk about in class, the most deadly would have to be a Tsunami. Compared to earthquakes, Tsunamis have cause more deaths since 1945. A Tsunami is likely to strike anywhere on the west coast, including Santa Cruz in California – United States – North America – 36:58:24N 122:02:09W. A Tsunami is a giant “wave” of water that is caused by a sudden shift in the sea floor. The wave is a result of the water attempting to regain its equilibrium, which is driven by gravity....   [tags: Papers] 464 words
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Australia and the World Tsunami Essay - Australia & The World Tsunami essay The 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami in the Asian region was a devastating event for the Region and the World alike and will go down in history as one of the worst widespread events the World has seen in recent years. In Australia it also had a great significance not only for the devastating Australian lives lost at such a significant time of year (Christmas) but also for the immediate and massive aid in which Australia provided proving its close ties with South East Asia and more specifically a closer relationship with Indonesia due to its significant share of that aid given to the region....   [tags: World History] 1191 words
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Devastated Asia - Tsunami Attack - (Based on the December 26th attack) What Are Tsunamis, and What Causes Them. Tsunamis are ocean waves produced by earthquakes or underwater landslides. The word is Japanese and means "harbor wave," because of the devastating effects these waves have had on low-lying Japanese coastal communities. A tsunami is a series of waves that can travel at speeds averaging 450 (and up to 600) miles per hour in the open ocean. As the waves approach the coast, their speed decreases and their amplitude increases....   [tags: essays research papers] 695 words
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The Tsunami - Creative Writing - The Tsunami - Creative Writing The tides came crashing through, eliminating everything that came in their way. We were like little ants scurrying around looking for our home, a shelter, anything that would protect us from the savage tide that wanted to wipe us off of the face of the earth. It was too late for the people on the beach; they had already been taken prisoner, drowned forever in their tears of sorrow and fear. It didn’t feel like it would be much longer before I was shackled and chained up as well....   [tags: Papers] 1797 words
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Physics of Tsunamis - Tsunamis are waves, or series of waves, created by a disturbance in the ocean. Most of the time this disturbance is by an earthquake but can be from meteorites, landslides, or even explosions. They are sometimes known as tidal waves but this is a misnomer because tsunamis have nothing to do with tides. While tsunamis are feared particularly in light of the December 26th tsunami, the physics behind them is fascinating. One the largest tsunamis in recent history was the Cascadia tsunami in 1700. This occured when two continental plates (stretching from Vancouver to California) slipped causing a 9.0 magnitude earthquake....   [tags: physics tsunami] 974 words
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There Should Have Been a Warning - Tsunamis are rare in the Indian Ocean, which has no system for detecting then and alerting those in danger. Scientists do not have the equipment to tell when an earthquake has created a tsunami. The first notice of the earthquake that anyone at the Pacific Tsunami Center received was a computer-generated image set off by seismic sensors at 2:59 p.m. on Saturday. Hawaii has warning sirens, and the weather radio network of oceanographic administration to carry tsunami warnings. Any country that has experienced a tsunami recently or that may be hit by one need some kind of warning system to protect their people....   [tags: essays research papers] 452 words
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God and Tsunamis - Argument: Premises: 1.God exists, is omnipotent, omniscient, and wholly good 2.The tsunami caused people to suffer 3.An omniscient and omnipotent good being prevents any suffering that it can properly eliminate(that is, eliminate any suffering without eliminating an outweighing good or bringing about a greater evil)that it knows about 4.An omnipotent being has the power to prevent anything 5.An omniscient being is all knowing 6.The tsunami did not bring about good ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Conclusion: God should have prevented the tsunami The premises listed above are plausible because they support the conclusion.....   [tags: Philosophy, Argumentative, Natural Disasters] 320 words
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Tsunamis - Environmental Science Tsunamis A tsunami (soo-NAH-mee) is a series of waves that occur in an ocean or other large body of water and that are caused by some activity that displaces big amounts of water. Tsunami is the Japanese word for "harbor wave." Earthquakes that occur on the seafloor or in coastal areas usually cause tsunamis. The energy generated by the earthquake is transmitted through the water. In deep oceans the energy in these seismic sea waves can travel virtually unnoticed because the wave height may be only twelve inches....   [tags: essays research papers] 1121 words
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The Messina Earthquake of 1908 - ... As survivors from the quake rushed around in fear and confusion, they were greeted by yet another disaster. Shortly after the earthquake, a tsunami occurred. The tsunami’s waves struck the coastline beginning at twenty feet. But as more waves hit the coast, the height of the tsunami grew to just under forty feet, taking out everything that hadn’t already been destroyed by the earthquake, reducing the entire city to rubble. The tsunami stretched across sixty-two miles of coastline near Messina, and another twenty-four miles of coastline near Calabria....   [tags: Earthquakes]
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The Ocean's Fury - ... The scattered waste blocked warning, rescue, and aid efforts for an extended period of time, causing the injured to succumb to injuries over the days that followed. The salt water filtered into the human supply compromising the system and farmland was left unusable from the soaking salt-water waves. The physical toll on the land and the human casualties were both factors in the social and economic challenges that followed in the year after the disaster. The socio-economic effects of the tsunami have been recorded from numerous post studies and interviews of survivors....   [tags: Meteorology ]
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Physics of Tsunamis - Physics of Tsunamis This paper will discuss the physics and warning systems of tsunamis, a destructive wave force that researchers have been studying for many years. Tsunamis are different than tides or surface waves because undersea earthquakes, instead of winds or the gravitational pull of the moon or sun, generate them. They can reach speeds of up to 700 kilometers per hour but can be undetected until they reach shallow water, then unexpectedly arise as deadly waves. Tsunamis evolve from three physical processes, which are generation, propagation, and inundation of dry land....   [tags: Tsunamis Weather Essays]
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Tsunamis - Tsunamis Table of Contents     1 Introduction:     2 Impact to human life:     3 Impact to Non-human life:     4 Impact to the Environment:     7 Impact to the Economy:     8 American Red Cross Assistance:     9 Conclusion:     13 Bibliography:     14 Introduction: A massive Tsunami (Japanese for “Harbor wave”) had hit southern Asia the day after Christmas 2004. The cause of the Tsunami was an offshore earthquake that results in the tectonic plates being displaced and the creation of a vertical shift in the ocean floor....   [tags: Tsunamis Natural Disasters Nature Essays]
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Natural Devastation - Natural Devastation The largest earthquake in 40 years shifted huge geological plates beneath the Indian Ocean on Dec. 26, 2004, causing a immense and abrupt displacement of millions of tons of water. Indonesia villages closest to the epicenter were swamped within minutes, while elsewhere the waves radiated outward, making landfall at speeds topping 500 mph (www.cbsnews.com). The phenomenon we call tsunami is a series of large waves of extremely long wavelength and period usually generated by a violent, impulsive undersea disturbance or activity near the coast or in the ocean....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Indonesia -      After Indonesia declared independence in 1945 the country’s leader, Sukarno, faced the extremely difficult task of creating a unified state out of Indonesia’s numerous ethnic groups. Also ever since its independence Indonesia’s rulers had to suppress uprisings of muslim groups because it threatened the country’s secular ideology.      The attempts by Indonesia’s leaders to maintain unity and the ways in which the military suppressed separatist movements fueled many of the economic, social, and political problems the nation is facing today....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Recovering From a Natural Disaster - Natural Disasters can occur anywhere at anytime. Some are more predictable than others, but they all bring hardship to everyone’s life. Examples of natural disasters are Earthquakes (Haiti 2010), Tornadoes, Tsunami, Hurricanes, Wild Fires, Winter Storms, Heat waves, Mudslides and Floods. Regardless of what kind of disaster occurs, bottom line, everyone needs to be prepared mentally and physically to deal with the aftermath. Education is the first step to prepare you to deal with any major disaster....   [tags: Natural Disasters] 1316 words
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Lacoste - Introduction Andaman Tourism Recovery Plan 2005 was developed by Tourism Authority of Thailand in order to manage the Crisis of “Tsunami” Tidal Wave, which mainly caused tremendous damages to 6 southern provinces of Thailand, which are Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, Ranong, Satun and Trang. This tidal wave not only affected to local people and thousands of tourists, who lost some of their family members and property in this natural disaster, but also many of tourism investors and service providers such as Hotels and accommodations, restaurants and travel agents lost their property and incomes as well....   [tags: essays research papers] 1257 words
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Importance of Mangrove Ecosystem - ... For our opinion, this happened because Banda Acheh received no protection from the natural ecosystem, against tsunami. So we can conclude that to protect the areas or coastline from fury of tsunami and reduce the number of human death, we must be planted the mangrove trees in several area or along the tropical coastlines. Supporting the fishes and wildlife populations Mangrove ecosystems are playing a role of providing habitats for marine life such as fishes and shellfishes. This is because mangrove habitats usually contains a rich species of fish because the water itself provides ideal niche for the fish as it is less water motion, large amount of food, excellent shelter and protection from predator....   [tags: Ecology ]
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Shaken and a Little Wet - ... While some areas were told to evacuate, others were given warnings to say out of and away from the water. In the end, the West Coast of the United States faced no where near the amount of devastation as Japan did. The California Emergency Management Agency estimated there was about $44 million in damage to the California coast caused by the surge from the earthquake in Japan; Most of the damage was to Santa Cruz and Crescent City, where one man died after being swept out of sea and the harbor was destroyed, paralyzing their fishing industry (Sewel)....   [tags: Natural Disaster ]
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Globalization: Japanese Earthquake Aftermath - ... Japan’s tourist industry was negatively impacted because tourists were frightened they would be subject to radiation contamination through the air, water, or food. Recovery: Fear and Opportunity Like many intelligent business men will say, or keep secret, whenever there is fear from a disaster, there is also opportunity. The Japanese economy will have to deal with speculations of fear, similar to speculations of fear on the oil industry. However, speculators manipulate the mass media to create panic....   [tags: Natural Disaster]
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Standing Out - ... Due to this profound sense of community service that I developed at a young age, I stand out among others by knowing the true definition of community service and experiencing the need for community service in a horrific situation. Despite horrific memories in Sri Lanka, various experiences in the United States also helped me stand out among others. Receiving an education in Sri Lanka until 6th grade, I developed a passion for education that differentiates me from others. Moreover, a strict Sri Lankan educational background instituted those differentiating factors....   [tags: Personal Experience ] 1029 words
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Extinction of Dinosaurs due to Asteroid Impact - Extinction of Dinosaurs due to Asteroid Impact Nobody knows for sure exactly how the dinosaurs became extinct. However scientists have speculated for decades about possible events that caused the dinosaurs to die out. Possibilities range from asteroids, to volcanoes, to climate changes. One of the more popular or well-known extinction theories involves the belief that an asteroid struck the Earth, causing devastating effects, and triggering mass extinctions around the end of the Cretaceous period....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Government's Agenda - It is pretty clear to most Americans by now that information we receive from the government is the information that they want us to have. Too many times we are misled or distracted from what is actually taking place by rumors that are created by our own elected leaders. It is to easy to start a little story that breeds and forms into a giant mess. We try to make sense but, our government has a different agenda. It seems unlikely that a nation would not be able to handle or understand the truth....   [tags: Article Review]
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Our Fuel, Our Planet, Our Responsibility - ... Some factors are, the age of the reactor, the competence of the staff, the stability of the land mass the reactor is placed on, manageable safety procedures that include evacuation. ”The Japan earthquake and tsunami of 2011 was one of the worst disasters in Japan’s history. On March 11, 2011, a powerful earthquake occurred off Honshu, Japan’s largest island. The earthquake caused a tsunami (series of powerful ocean waves) that caused widespread destruction on land.” The earthquake and tsunami caused problems at several nuclear power plants along Honshu’s eastern coast....   [tags: Nuclear Energy]
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A Memorable Game of Cricket - A Memorable Game of Cricket Statement of Intention: My intended audiences for this piece of writing are teens who are interested in sports. I aim to show them that in times of need how people from all different interests come together as one to help those in need. I plan to do this with a very soft, friendly yet excited tone of writing, which I am writing a journal entry. Dear Diary, Cricket, one of the best sports any can play, where eleven fielders and two batsmen stand on a field trying to show how they are better than the other....   [tags: Art] 800 words
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Social Responsibilities of businesses - "Outline the argument for and against business having social responsibilities beyond that of making a profit. In the light of this, do you think businesses should make charitable donations to the Tsunami appeal. Justify your answer." 26th April 2005 To best understand the nature of the posed question I propose the articulated finding of the widespread acceptance that cooperate official and labour leaders have a 'social responsibility' that extends beyond the realm of serving shareholder and its members (Friedman 1962, p....   [tags: essays research papers] 691 words
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Japan's Nuclear Crisis - ... Finally, a government spokesman admitted that two of the reactors experienced radioactive meltdowns, and other officials confirmed that at least 22 people had suffered some form of radiation contamination (3). On Monday, despite warnings from Mr. Edano, there was another hydrogen explosion involving reactor number 3, which damaged the cooling system for reactor number 2, and left 11 workers injured. The reactor’s containment vessel was said to be unaffected, however, to combat the reactors’ tendency to overheat, a mixture of seawater and boron was pumped into the number 2 reactor....   [tags: Disaster Management ]
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Definitions of Words Relating to the Sea - Definitions of Words Relating to the Sea The Wave Machine The wave machine is a simulator that will allow you to create an ocean wave and determine its height. Most ocean waves are formed when the wind blows across the water's surface. The wave height is determined by three factors: wind speed, fetch, and duration. Wind Speed In 1805, Sir Francis Beaufort, observing the effects of wind speed upon the sea, devised the Beaufort Wind Scale. Though wind speed is not the only factor in determining wave size, the Beaufort scale remains a tool for seafarers to this day....   [tags: Ocean Marine Life Aquatics Essays] 393 words
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Power of the Quake - Power of the quake When humans are under tremendous pressure, they are told that they should try and relieve some stress. The same is true of mother earth when she is under a terrible strain; she has to relieve some stress, only Earths version of blowing off some steam is very deadly and extremely terrifying. An earthquake is a vibration of the Earths surface that follows a release of energy in the Earths crust. There are various ways this energy is released. Manmade explosions, dislocation of segments of the crust or volcanic eruptions are all triggers for an Earthquake; however, most are caused by a slippage of faults....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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United State the Global Leader - Between the times when the United States declared its independent from Great Britain until WWI, the US isolated itself from the rest of the world (Brinkley 604). This had all changed right after WWI where we became much more involve in the world, taking on lead roles in all international events or international crisis, for example the Vietnam war, the Persian Gulf war, and last but not least the recent war Afghanistan and Iraq; which still continues today. Today the United States continue to secure its title as the world leader, and continue to lead the world in all major aspects; military, economy and cultures....   [tags: essays research papers] 762 words
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Exploring Why Some Hazards Are Easier to Predict Than Others - Exploring Why Some Hazards Are Easier to Predict Than Others For my essay I will looking at different case studies and reasons why it appears that some hazards are easier to predict then others. There were 497 reported natural hazards that took a significant human toll - between 1974 and 1978. The last five years have seen 1,897 of them, a nearly three fold increase. Between 1974 and 1978, 195 million people were killed by such disasters or needed emergency aid; there were 1.5 billion such victims in the past five years....   [tags: Papers] 1011 words
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Two Forms of Journalism - Two Forms of Journalism Recent events such as the tsunami disaster (where blogs helped in covering the enormous size of the story), the war in Iraq (where blogs help to present both opinions of all parties involved), the Dan Rather's scandal, a CBS Evening News anchor who reported as authentic a series of forged documents about George W. Bush (where blogs were highly instrumental in exposing him) have all contributed to the growing popularity of citizen journalism. So, why is there a recent growth in popularity of citizen journalism....   [tags: Media Journalism compare Contrast] 1845 words
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Facing a Natural Disaster - ... Approximately eleven years ago I was in the middle of a thunderstorm in Virginia. On that day there were several tornado watches in and surrounding counties. I thought it was a very exciting opportunity to see a tornado. I was not allowed to exit the house; however, my brother many miles away did to pick up a friend in need. His friend was at a party without a way to get home. At 2:34 a.m. there was a horrible one car accident with two passengers: my brother and his friend. Due to the weather my brothers’ car slid into a concrete barrier....   [tags: Natural Disaster] 1099 words
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How is This Going to Affect the Economy? - ... Louis Vuitton, the luxury goods maker based in Paris, shut more than 50 of its stores in Tokyo and northern Japan. Volvo, the Swedish carmaker, was working with a 10-day supply left of Japanese-built navigation and climate control systems. Even if Japan could produce cars, they could not send them anywhere. Most of the major ports in Japan are shut down. In the near term, the disruption of supply chains and the destruction of inventories couples with a panic driven consumption binge are likely to lead to a temporary spike of inflation....   [tags: Economics ]
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From Chernobyl to Fukushima - ... All three earthquakes involved the same Pacific fault lines and plated boundaries. (Winchester) What does this mean for the future of Japan. Albert Einstein quoted, “the release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.” (Famous) The human species foolishly has made the decision to use nuclear power, first used sixty-six years ago, also in Japan, when the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The power of nuclear energy is beyond our control therefore should not be used....   [tags: Natural Disaster]
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Child Vulnerability and Mental Health Outcomes after Natural Disasters - ... Indeed, the symptoms of PTSD in Sri Lankan children affected by both civil war and a natural disaster with the tsunami was as high as 40%, with the cumulative exposure to trauma and stress being a significant predictor for adverse mental health outcomes (Neuner et al. 2006). Psychological approaches for children in disaster response With the potential long lasting psychological effects after disasters, acute emergency responses and relief efforts need to include not only physical health and shelter, but also psychosocial support from several health disciplines....   [tags: Disaster Management ]
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Exploring the Validity of the Statement that the Eruption of Thera Caused the Downfall of Minoan Crete - ... Through the development of technology, the accumulation of historical artifacts and further study into the history of Crete, Marinatos’ theory is no longer sound. The ash that both Marinatos and Platon had described was only found in microscopic amounts on Crete but a couple of cm in the surrounding sea floor (Barber 1990, 222). It was determined through analysis of the seabed that the wind was blowing in a southeasterly direction and carried most of the tephra ash away from Crete and into the sea (Barber 1990, 222)....   [tags: Archeology Ancient History]
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Asteroids a Planet Killer - The universe is a shooting gallery and earth is the bullseye. The earth is always under threat of a doomesday asteroid that will wipe out civilization. There are over one thousand asteroids traveling toward earth and only three quarters are accounted for. Where are the other one forth. No one knows because the government doesn't fund NASA astrologists enough to cover the astroids. Just one impact could end civilization as we know it. No matter where it hits everything would die, even bacteria. To give an estimate how much is spent on asteroid detection....   [tags: essays research papers] 520 words
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Chamique Holdsclaw - Chamique Holdsclaw is a star on the rise. And considering the height she has already achieved, that's saying something. In her debut collegiate season, Holdsclaw's play sent ripples through the basketball community. Three years later, the ripples have turned into tsunami-sized waves. As a Tennessee freshman, Holdsclaw opened eyes when she scored a team-high 16 points against the 1995-96 USA Women's National Team on Nov. 22, 1995, then helped the Lady Vols to the 1996 NCAA crown. Making it a perfect three-for-three after winning it all again in 1997 and 1998, Holdsclaw earned 1997 and 1998 NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player honors for her stellar play....   [tags: essays research papers] 481 words
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educating the global citizen - Educating the Global Citizen Quote: “Washing one’s hands in conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.” Paulo Friere who was a Brazilian educator and a human right activist wrote this quote. He was born in 1922 and died in 1997. The quote means that that if you don’t to anything to change the issue of the powerless then the powerful people are the ones that succeed. All the powerful need is for no one to stand in the way. If you grant them this then you truly helping them....   [tags: essays research papers] 364 words
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Is it Money Well Spent? Election 2004 - We live in a time where more expensive means more desirable. This year’s election spending has gotten out of hand. It is time for future presidents to ask themselves, is all of this spending necessary. The total spending in the 2004 election was at least 1.2 billion dollars and the total costs of the 2005 inauguration to be 50 million dollars. Advertisements and personal luxuries the President elect and their family indulge in are even pricier than anything is. What exactly are the leaders of this free world spending this much money for....   [tags: essays research papers] 342 words
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Giving Blood - Giving Blood Uggh, its 9:30am already?. I think the time on my cell phone is completely wrong. I always set my alarm clock a half hour earlier than when I should wake up, just to get my mind set and prepared for the fact that I have to leave for class in forty-five minutes. I wake up and turn my computer monitor on and click on to the internet to my homepage MSN.com. It has my news first hand from MSNBC News, with all the top stories, along with a bit of gossip and my weather to see what the day is going to be like....   [tags: Personal Narrative Media Advertisements Essays] 789 words
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