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Natural Disaster

By | May 2013
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In recent years, New Yorker has faced some disasters that we have never experience before. Just one years ago, we witnessed people have become homeless, injured and lost properties. Natural disaster, unlike Terrorism, can happen anytime and anywhere. Some people may think disaster is an action of God to punish guilty human. Many people see disaster occurs unexpectedly and unpleasantly and think it is out of our control and no one can prevent it. However, the fact is that human do increase the chance of occurrence of natural disaster. There are proofs to show that natural disaster is cause of human’s activities.

For example, hurricane Sandy made landfall in late October 29, 2012 and became the most destructive tropical cyclone in New York’s record. Sandy grew from a tropical wave in the Caribbean Sea and then advanced to Tropical Storm within couple hours. Hurricane Sandy killed many people, caused food shortages and left about 200,000 homeless. Why could that happen? Human have caused a lot of damages to the environment. It has become a common sense that the green house effects take place on the earth and therefore ice in the North Pole is melting. The scientist has found that human’s activities have caused direct effects to the green house effects. Human kills tons of trees, build factories; waste energy and that have caused significant increase on carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide increases the speed of ice melting. Because of the ice melting in the North Pole, the earth cannot emit the hot air. That’s why dramatic weather and natural disaster occurred more frequently than before.

It has affected on a lot of the animals’ live. The population of Polar Bears has been dropping down. I watched on the news that Polar Bears used to give birth to 3 babies at once but now they have been able to give birth to 2 or 1 babies. Polar Bear is one the top of the food chain in North Pole, so it can eat anything. Since ice there has been melting, Polar Bear is...
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