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Manmade Disasters

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Manmade Disasters

It’s 2012, you and I are aware of the fact of the issues about the world ending in 2012. I believe that nothing is impossible, everything is in God’s hand and if God wants it to happen, it will happen. Here it goes where why I said that it might just as well happen. Until today, how many severe disasters happening in the world you have heard? Manmade disasters are part of them too where the humans are responsible for the disasters happening.

Man-made disasters are disasters resulting from man-made hazards as opposed to natural disasters resulting from natural hazards. They are the consequence of technological or human hazards that includes fires, transport accidents, industrial accidents, oil spills and nuclear explosions/radiation. The element of human intent or negligence that leads to human suffering and environmental damage; many mirror natural disasters, yet man has a direct hand in their occurrence. These are the net result of inadequately managed man-made hazards and they typically cost the most in terms of human suffering, loss of life and long-term damage to a country's economy and productive capacity. War and deliberate attacks may also be put in this category. As with natural hazards, man-made hazards are events that are causes by humans only for instance terrorism. Man-made disasters are examples of specific cases where man-made hazards have become reality in an event. Few examples are aviation accidents such as the 1937 Hindenberg accident, structural accidents such as the 1981 collapse of two of the three concrete walkways at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta, nuclear power plant disaster, the worst manmade disaster ever happened such as the one happening in Russia, Chernobyl.

Global warming is a man-made disaster where basically everything is the net result of the human activities. By researching climate change, once known as global warming and comparing it to the natural heating cycle of the earth’s lifetime the...