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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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Consequences of the Tsunami in Japan 2011 - ... People were seen speeding away from the incoming water, and scurrying to escape the rivers that their streets were becoming. From higher grounds, videos were taken of the incoming waves. Houses were engulfed, furniture floating along through murky water, passing the occasional stop sign and traffic light. The murky water washed over the city, regardless of what, or even who it dragged along in its path. It seemed unreal how a town can be devastated in less time than it takes to brush and floss your teeth....   [tags: natural disasters, tsunami, earthquake]
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The Cause and Effect of the Tsunami in Thailand in 2004 - The Cause and Effect of the Tsunami in Thailand in 2004 The tsunami in Thailand that occurred on December 26, 2004, was by far the largest tsunami catastrophe in human history. It was triggered by a magnitude 9.1-9.3 earthquake along the Indian-Australian subduction zone off the northern coast of Sumatra. The tsunami waves traveled primarily in the east to west direction and caused major damage along the coasts of southern Thailand. Unpredictably, it was a violent earthquake beneath the sea that initiated the massive waves and struck more than a dozen countries in Southern Asia....   [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 - 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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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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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 - 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: Creative Writing Essays] 1797 words
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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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Japan, After the Tragedy of the Great East Japan Earthquake - ... Welcoming roughly 8 million visitors annually, Japan’s tourism sector has been affected by the devastating events with many airlines reducing routes to the country and 75% of booked accommodations being cancelled in the month of March according to Japan. The country’s tourism sector faces challenges; however, Japan offers great holiday destinations for the traveler, even in the wake of disaster. Described by the Japanese Prime Minister as the worst disaster since WWII to strike Japan, the country faces an uphill battle to recover damaged sectors of its economy....   [tags: Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami, Hiroshima] 744 words
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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 - 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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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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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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The Messina Earthquake of 1908 - Earthquakes have been recorded throughout history for thousands of years. Even before seismographs in early times, there are records and accounts of mysterious ground shaking. Earthquakes occur when rocks break along an underground fault (UPSeis, 2007). This, in return, causes vibrations through the earth which causes ground shaking. The magnitude of the shaking varies depending on how great the movement along the fault is; the greater the movement, the bigger the earthquake. Some earthquakes are huge and cause significant damage, while others are small and cause little or no damage what-so-ever....   [tags: Earthquakes]
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The Ocean's Fury - Imagine more than half of the population of Kenosha being over-taken by a deluge of water without warning or the ability to escape. On December 26, 2004, an earthquake measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale, occurred in the Indian Ocean off of the Samaritan coast, triggering the deadliest tsunami in recorded history. Before the tsunami, this region of the world was one of the most sought after vacation spots. After the record-breaking destruction, the pristine beach front and inviting residents were forever changed....   [tags: Meteorology ]
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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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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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Importance of Mangrove Ecosystem - What is the Mangrove Ecosystem. Mangroves are found in tropical and sub-tropical areas which located at intertidal areas and estuary mouths between land and sea. There are consists a group of plant growing in shallow and muddy salt water or brackish waters. The specific regions where the plants occur are called “mangrove ecosystem”. Mangroves provide critical habitat for a diverse marine and terrestrial flora and fauna. The continuous interruption of physiological and morphological stresses, salinity effect, aeration and onslaught of wave action in long term period are causes of the ecosystem highly fragile (source?)....   [tags: Ecology ]
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Shaken and a Little Wet - As Americans were nestled in their warm, cozy beds sound asleep or getting ready to turn in for the night, the Earth was changing. Picture this. The time is 2:45 on a Friday afternoon. You have been back at your desk from your lunch break for about an hour, working through the second half of the day toward the freedom of the weekend. Your children are at school, impatiently waiting the end of the day bell to ring. One minute later, the ground beneath you begins to shake. Since you live in a place prone to earthquakes, you are use to the occasional trimmer, but nothing like this one....   [tags: Natural Disaster ]
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Japanese Earthquake Aftermath - Introduction Words simply cannot appropriately depict the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11, 2011. Japan is a developed country with the third largest economy in the world, behind the United States and China. The northeast border of Japan encountered an overwhelming natural disaster in the form of an earthquake that also created a massive tsunami and many strong aftershocks, which has affected Japan domestically and internationally. The aftershocks continually delayed recovery and have increased difficulty for search and rescue teams combing the disaster area for the deceased and wounded....   [tags: Japanese Earthquake]
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Standing Out - Seeing light in the pearl of Indian Ocean - Sri Lanka, I grew up with various circumstances and developed various ethics that differentiates me from others. In addition to experiences in Sri Lanka, various circumstances in the United States after migrating in 2006 contributed to standing out from other applicants. Furthermore, during the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, living in a Sri Lankan coastal city and witnessing the tsunami waves caused me to grow and develop a perspective that not many high school seniors possess....   [tags: Personal Experience ] 1029 words
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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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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 - About eighty-five percent of our fuel comes from fossil fuels, which primary uses are electricity and fuel for cars. www.ucsusa.org. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, “Many of the environmental problems our country faces today result from our fossil fuel dependence. These impacts include global warming, air quality deterioration, oil spills, and acid rain.” Other issues such as National Security issues, protection of foreign oil sources and the reliance we have on those foreign sources....   [tags: Nuclear Energy]
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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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Japan's Nuclear Crisis - The final assignment for our online Environmental Chemistry class is to discuss the recent nuclear crisis in Japan. This disaster resulted in many fatalities and many more either homeless or in critical damage (2). The Japanese government raised the rating of the crisis at Fukushima Dai-ichi to a level 7 (1). The scale used, the International Nuclear Events scale (INES) started in 1990 to help educate the public on how important certain events are. The scale’s legend indicates that each level is 10 times more devastating than next lowest level (9)....   [tags: Disaster Management ]
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How is This Going to Affect the Economy? - HOW IS THIS GOING TO AFFECT THE ECONOMY. On March 11 at 2:46 p.m., JST a massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake occurred near the northeastern coast of Japan, creating extremely destructive tsunami waves, which hit Japan just minutes after the earthquake, triggering evacuations and warnings across the Pacific Ocean. The earthquake and tsunami have caused extensive and severe damage in Northeastern Japan, leaving thousands of people confirmed dead, injured, or missing, and millions more affected by the lack of electricity, water, and transportation....   [tags: Economics ]
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Exploring the Validity of the Statement that the Eruption of Thera Caused the Downfall of Minoan Crete - Minoan Crete was a civilization experiencing great social and economic prosperity during its zenith around the time known as Late Minoan 1 (LM 1) (Sheppard Baird 2009). However the Minoan population ended abruptly and seemingly simultaneously 430 years later, this left archaeologists and historians searching for the cause (Castleden 1990, 143). The main reason archaeologists are studying the reason for the downfall is because if a date was known, a more precise historical timescale could be produced that would give a more accurate chronology of ancient history during this time (Barber 1990, 221)....   [tags: Archeology Ancient History]
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Facing a Natural Disaster - Will you ever be part of nature’s disasters. Most natural disasters can be foreseen with the aid of advanced technology, but, overall, nature’s wonders occur unexpectedly. The majority of the human population does not know what to do before, during, and after a catastrophic event. The most common questions asked are: what is it, where will it take place, when will it happen, and who will be affected. It is important to have an understanding of what natural disasters may be and what could be experienced during a time of chaos....   [tags: Natural Disaster] 1099 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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From Chernobyl to Fukushima - It’s a clear, cool, spring Friday afternoon. All were going about their quotidian business, in offices, on trains, in rice fields, in stores, in schools, in warehouses, in shrines then, the ground began to shake. Located at Pacific fault lines, Japanese are accustomed to these shudder and shakes but something was different on March 11th. Moments later a low rumble from the east came, the Pacific Ocean. People began to see a ragged white line in the horizon, within minutes a monstrous wall of waves came sweeping in, clawing across the land destroying everything in its path....   [tags: Natural Disaster]
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Child Vulnerability and Mental Health Outcomes after Natural Disasters - Background Major natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes and floods often precipitate sudden emergencies, which have significant impact on all domains of life for affected populations. Children are a particularly vulnerable group to the effects of natural disasters, with unique physical, developmental, and psychosocial characteristics that place them at high risk for adverse outcomes (Murray, 2011). Some of the consequences for children after natural disasters include physical insecurity, poor living conditions and displacement, and disruption to community life....   [tags: Disaster Management ]
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Nuclear Power Plants are Safe - Nuclear fission was discovered in the 1930s and, with that discovery it opened the doors to an exciting new field of energy production. When first discovered, it was so misunderstood that some children’s toys actually included live radioactive material. However, we learned from our mistakes and moved forward. Today, nuclear reactors that produce electricity for the populace are common in big cities, in some rural areas, but how safe are they really. This question is being brought up again by the events in Japan with the nuclear reactors there....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]
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Climate Change - “Please save the world” can be thought of as the epitome of all socially responsible requests. Many people regard a multitude of social issues as unfortunate woes of the world that can be read about in newspapers and watched on television, all at a far and safe distance of personal consequence and reality. One social justice issue that is becoming very real to people worldwide is climate change. The implications of climate change are becoming less subtle and can be seen in the grim fate of countries such as Kiribati and Sundarban countries that are literally being washed away by rising tides, the result of global warming....   [tags: environment, pollution, global warming] 1034 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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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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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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Going Nuclear: The Electric Light Charade - Concerns over energy resource availability suggest an important role for nuclear power in supplying energy in the 21st century. Albert Einstein’s genius brought the concept of nuclear energy to the forefront, and he proved that nuclear energy had the potential to produce incredible amounts of energy. Nuclear energy remains the most cost-effective way to provide enough energy to electrify the world, despite fears of a disaster like Japan’s. Many new technologies lie on the horizon for nuclear energy, some which will benefit entire countries as they develop cutting-edge nuclear facilities, and some that will benefit society as a whole in areas like nuclear medicine and nuclear desalination....   [tags: Energy ]
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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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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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