Famines were frequent and numerous, particularly during the first half of the fourteenth century. As such, the memory and the fear of famine were ever-present and influential in the lives and relationships of early modern Europeans. As well as the obvious effects on health and nutrition (possibly even contributing to the severity of the plague ), famine had significant effects on social interactions and relationships. It underscored the differences and brought out tensions between the various social classes, between urban and rural residents, and even between neighbours and peers. Whilst dearth was ultimately caused by weather conditions leading to poor harvests, this was not always the view favoured by the peasantry.
Loius Pojman’s article “World Hunger and Population” is his evaluation of four different ethical responses to world hunger and population. He compares and contrasts neo-Malthusianism, liberalism, conservatism, and what he offers as a moderate response. Pojman starts this article off by describing the grim reality of world starvation. He offers ethical responses to questions of what can be done about it and what if any obligations do we have. Liberals contest that we have a duty to feed the hungry because the hungry have a right to it or because of utilitarian reasons maximizing welfare or happiness.
There are several levels of poverty from an individual to national level and earthquake disasters impact at all levels. The 2010 Haiti earthquake struck in the most densely populated area of the country, As More than 78% per cent of Haitian residents live in poverty and Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere the buildings in Port-Au-Prince and other areas of Haiti were in very poor condition in general and were not designed or constructed to be earthquake resistant. The primary earthquake hazard directly responsible for mortality is surface seismic waves which cause ground shaking. This poses a huge hazard as buildings and other structures collapse, killing or injuring their occupants. This was the case in Sichuan, China in 2008 where severe ground shaking was the direct cause of death, injury and the catastrophic destruction of hospitals, roads and other infrastructure.
Discuss critically religious and secular ethical arguments about environmental issues (35) In his book, 'The End of Nature', Bill McKibben highlights the fact that we are destroying the natural environment at an increasing rate, for our own short-term gain. Since the day that man created agriculture, and industrialisation to follow, the imbalance between man and nature has been growing. This has been accompanied by a massive population increase, tripling in the twentieth century alone. Human pressure on nature has never been so great. Such pressure has resulted in 'environmental issues', ranging from global warming and eutrophication, to the depletion of natural resources and an increase in the number of landfill sites.
What Effects Did the Grasshopper Plague Have on the Lives of the People? Investigation Plan: Introduction Surviving the Great Depression was a challenge. Food was scarce and jobs were even scarcer. Out in the Midwest, the effects of the Great Depression were even more devastating, since the Dust Bowl was a major aspect of the depression. The brutal dust storms brought forth tons of dust, but along with the deadly dust, thousands of grasshoppers were brought in too.
Human health alone is not the full extent of the problems related to genetically engineered foods. The effects that the pesticides have on our environment are also a major concern. Dangerous toxins are excreted into our water supply. That alone should be enough to raise some eyebrows, but there’s still even more. Large companies have totally neglected any responsibility to what is best for the common good, and have greedily taken advantage of our capitalist country to increase their own personal wealth at the expense of others.
Secondary effects include respiration problems from the plumes of smoke, land slides from soil erosion, and economic losses. As the fires burn large plumes of smoke begin to saturate the air and make the quality of air very poor for breathing. According to (usgs.gov) over 70% of people were affected by respiratory problems from poor air quality in and around the San Diego area during the 2007 wildfires. Another secondary impact of wildfires is soil erosion. Soil erosion occurs when the land is depleted of valuable nutrients making it susceptible to landslides and mudslides in the wet
Global History to 1648 The Plague During the middle ages, there was a big epidemic that basically killed many innocent people. This illness or disease was well known as the plague or Black Death. It was a disease that is endemic in some animals which is caused by the Yersinia pestis bacterium. In other words, this dangerous bacterium can spread through anyone’s blood stream and infect other organs and is usually transferred by fleas. Because of this, many people suffer and or die if they are left untreated.
For example, one ongoing current event is starvation in Ethiopia. For many years Ethiopia has experienced a rash of famine, and war. Stemming from the 1980’s movement to feed the world, the media has been able to manipulate sympathy from various countries in an attempt to raise money to help starving families in this area of