Wreaking Havoc: Natural and Man-made
Most of the time, disasters are the head of the news. We receive daily news about disastrous events in our world. What can we do about these disasters? Could we stop it from devastating the world? We cannot put our blames to the nature. Natural disasters are certainly beyond human control. But human action and inaction can intensely affect their outcome, exacerbating or mitigating their effects on people.
Different catastrophes alarm us-earthquake, flood, volcanic eruption, tornado, tsunami, wildfire, drought, hailstorm, heat wave, hurricane, epidemic, famine, and other disasters. These events came naturally to us, sometimes, without further ado. Or is it really naturally? I bet it is not. Human activities disturb our quiet world.
Instead of having been safe from the nest disasters. We are not prepared. Now these disasters are too much. Storms become stronger, earthquakes divides our land, hurricanes blows up everything. Wildfire burns the forests and all the like.
The Philippines is considered the second most disaster-prone country in Asia, closely behind China, among 28 Asian countries in terms of the number of disasters reported in 2012, based on a study conducted by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).
In our country, flash floods mainly happen. When storm in our country comes out, an immense flooding automatically follows. When this time comes, all we can do is to gaze on how the flood sweeps our houses, crops, and properties. Their houses and basic needs is a truly pitiful scene. It is frustrating to watch the thing you cannot save anymore.
Not only in the Philippines that this catastrophes happen. This occurs worldwide. In all parts of the world, we can feel the massive the destruction. Tsunamis and hurricane is common in other countries.
There is a big change in our environment. Unfortunately, this change is for the worse. Our surroundings are...
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