And also due to the shops closing, the people ended up loosing there jobs. As a consequence to this, Parts of Cornwall and definitely Boscastle saw permanent drop in house prices due to the lowered economy and the additional risk added for a flood risk. ‘The Guardian’ stated that the house prices had almost halved! Tourism was a main economical strength in Cornwall. With it being responsible for 35% of the Cornwall’s GDP by raising an average of £1 Billion per year!
Dust Bowl The Dust Bowl was the worst man-made ecological catastrophe during a ten year period of a rainless (during1931-1941) drought and large dust storms caused by plowing, farmers used to grow mostly wheat. The Dust Bowl was result of the worst drought in U.S. history. One hundred million acres of the Southern Plains were turning into a wasteland of the Dust Bowl. Large sections of five states were affected Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico. The Dust Bowl was mainly caused by over plowing and a perfect example of “people pushing too hard against nature, and nature pushing back”(Ib’d Dust Bowl,A Film by Ken Burns DVD).Also they needed to produce more wheat to feed American troops during the war and over 200 million acres were plowed up, which caused the land to fall apart(Ib’d Dust Bowl).Also the stock market crash in 1929 caused The Great Depression which caused wheat prices to go way down from $3.00 dollars a bushel of wheat to 10 cents a bushel,(Ib’d Surviving the Dust Bowl,2007).
Around August of 2007, banks become afraid to loan money out due to the fact that they did not want to suffer from losing money yet again. “This led to the $700 billion bailout, and bankruptcies or government nationalization of Bear Stearns, AIG, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, IndyMac Bank, and Washington Mutual. By December 2008, employment was declining faster than in the 2001 recession.”(useconomy.com). With so many foreclosures on houses, many americans were either homeless, or had bought a cheap apartment to keep them from being homeless. Because of the recession, and bad economic, many Americans have no jobs, and barely have a house.
Moscow, for example, had been receiving 2,200 railway wagons of grain per month in 1914, but by Christmas 1916, this figure was down to around 300 wagons. There wasn’t enough food to feed the people of Russia – and to make matters worse, rationing was in place, under which each person got a mere 50g of bread per day. This resulted in the people of Russia becoming agitated and taking part in the strikes and demonstrations in Petrograd, which led to the abdication of the Tsar. Secondly, the First World War crippled the Russian economy. The country mobilized 5.3 million men in 1914, and, by Christmas 1916, 15.3 million men had experienced military service.
If it will be Year-round school tax increase will be much higher. Schools already struggle with money, many teachers got laid off. Better to keep our 10 months school system and keep teachers in school for not to have over 30 kids in one class. 63 % adults opposed to Year-round school. For sure children shouldn’t attend Year- Round School.
Kyle Close English 100 Professor Potratz 4, December, 2013 Poverty and Starvation In the united states there are about 4.6 million people on food stamps that are unemployed and go threw a day to day fight and struggle to stay alive and provide food for their family. Ever since the 1980s America has slowly see the decline of the middle class. Americas economy is getting better but is still not good. Parents go through a daily fight and struggle to keep food in their family's stomachs, keep them healthy, and trying to find a job to provide for their family. Food stamps used to be able to help people but it seems today they are causing more of a problem.
For three weeks they had to keep street lights during the day. Inhabitants of Oklahoma had to wear dust masks, the temperature stayed on 42,2°C. Because of this devilish combination many farmers were ruined, especially small farmers. The Dust Bowl meant the beginning of migration. 60% of population left this area, in Texas the population dropped from 40000 to 1000 people.
Haiti also has large rivers that overflow in the rainy seasons and dry up during the dry season. The most recent hurricane/tropical storm was Isaac which hit Haiti August 25, 2012. It dumped massive rain which caused flooding and very strong winds. The last recorded hurricane prior to Isaac, was Tomas in 2010 which caused massed flooding and mudslides. According to CBC News World, “The storm hit Haiti's rural western tip hard, flooding the refugee-camp homes of quake survivors.” (2010).
It was hard enough with just a recession, but now banks are much stricter when it comes to lending. Surveys done show that 63 percent of companies with less than 100 employees are having trouble with credit, 12 percent had to lay off employees because of it, and 1 in 5 of 600 polled are at risk of going out of business in the next six months. In a brief interview with Mr. Paul Braungart III, entrepreneur and president of Regional Capital Group, a commercial real estate lender and investment company based in Marlton NJ, Mr. Braungart explained that the crisis has impacted values of property and the ability to buy and sell. Therefore, no one’s doing anything really, which paralyzes the market because everyone’s afraid to make any potentially risky moves. The commercial real estate market isn’t as bad off as the residential market, but it has a significant ripple effect on the mind state of the nation.
“I saw what real power was that day,” Swartz recalls. “I didn’t realize how hungry I was for that kind of purpose.” Timberland began shutting down operations one day each year so the company’s thousands of employees could get paid to take part in various company sponsored philanthropic projects, such as building homeless shelters or cleaning up playgrounds. The company started giving employees 40 hours of paid leave annually to volunteer at charities of their choosing. But the emphasis on social responsibility does not come cheap. The all-day event alone costs about $2 million a year in lost sales, project expenses, and wages for employees.