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Droughts are one of the most expensive natural hazards and have the potential to last for months or even years (U.S. Drought Portal). Along with famine and flooding, droughts are considered one of the top three threats to the population (Oblack). A drought is defined as an unusually long period of time with persistent lack of precipitation that causes serious problems. Several factors that affect the severity of a drought are the degree of moisture deficiency, length, size, and location of where the drought occurs (Droughts). A drought can be categorized four ways.
Drought has a serious impact on food productivity of a land, and even on the life expectancy of inhabitants. The aftermath of drought involves in socioeconomic, ecological issues (WGA, 1996) (Jeyaseelan, 2005; Pongracza et al., 1996). Iran encompassing drylands has been periodically jeopardized by drought events, which have devastatingly affected society and environment (Shamsipour et al., 2008). Therefore, the study of drought needs several sources of datasets. In other words, the design of a planning project for a region for sustainable development, the acquisition of updated data is critical, particularly for countries with arid to semi-arid climates.
Drought can cause many problems in life Droughts are real problems for many people in the whole worlds. Drought is a weather related natural disaster where the lack of rainfall for a long period of time usually one season or more at a place where it is considered ‘not normal’ compared to it is usual conditions. Droughts may not be an issue just because there is less or no rainfall. However, it becomes an issue when it begins to affect water supply for irrigation, municipal, industrial, energy, and ecosystem function. Drought is defined by the delicate balance between water supply and demand.
We created myths and spirits in an attempt to explain the patterns of nature (Druyan).” According to Fox, Drought came also be seen as a slow- motion train wreck. We still have a very short time to get the people off safely before the crash. This drought is causing long dry period in regions were rain fall is usually frequent enough. From there this drought is turning to more like a famine because the area in drought is so huge and is causing much conflict for the survival of the people (2011). These areas include Somalia, southern Ethiopia, and northern Kenya.
Introduction Somalia has been in drought for many years. A drought is basically a lengthy period of time with little or no rainfall this leads to a shortage of water in the country. This can have a huge impact on the people and the economy. They are many possible changes that can lead to droughts for example, climate change, population growth, uneven distribution of water resources, urbanisation and many more. I am going to mainly focus on how the drought in Somalia affects the people.
Since the plants and animals we eat also depend on water, lack of it could cause both dehydration and starvation. Water that looks drinkable can contain harmful elements, which could cause illness and death if ingested (Eliasson, 2011). To further deplete our water scarce supply, natural disasters, such as floods, earthquakes, and tornadoes, pose a great peril. However, one natural disaster stands above the rest. This natural disaster is called a drought.
Bad harvest and famine are one of them (Brown 2008, 16). Also lack of water for elementary daily needs will lead to insanitariness. This will increase risk of spreading such diseases as typhoid, cholera and dysentery (10 facts about water scarcity 2009). Also disastrous water shortage in the Middle East may change existent struggle into regional conflict. It is evident that this problem needs to be immediately solved.
Droughts: Hazard or Disaster?? How do economies of different countries affect the social and environmental impacts faced by a country? A drought is a very long and abnormal duration of time where there is a place with less very low rainfall, which makes the place, have no enough water for their users. Natural disasters are bound to happen around the world at anytime. Tsunamis, Storms, Earthquakes, droughts, etc.
A drought is a phenomenon that occurs in many places in the world. It can be defined as the scarcity of water in an area, resulting to the quality of the land, deteriorated. Droughts can take place through human activities, or even dramatic climate changes. Drought can alter the food chain as well, by eliminating livable habitats for many species; resulting to massive extinction. However, that is more of the biological effects of droughts.