Virgin-soil epidemics are the deadliest phenomena ever experienced by humankind. The cataclysmic effects of virgin-soil epidemics struck Native American societies just as they faced the threat of European invasion. None of this could have occurred at a worse time for the Americans. The varities of domesticated animals and infectious diseases that jumped back and forth form animals to humans were more numerous in the old world than the new. Many migrated west across Eurasia with animals or people, or were brought by traders from
The cigarette is the deadliest object in the history of human civilization. “Tobacco use causes 6 million deaths per year” (Fast Facts). Despite these many deaths, tobacco is still available all over Canada. Smoking tobacco should be made illegal in Canada. In view of facts that it causes health problems, costs the government millions and is also harmful for the environment.
What is the Black Death? The Black Death, also know as the black Plague, was a natural disaster that happened in Europe around 1347. The illness came in three forms bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic all three forms were said to kill viciously. The type that struck Europe was the bubonic, it was said to develop from fleas that lived on rodents, and the rodent were blood sucking pesticide that soon spread many diseases through humans (Cartwright, 1991). The Black Death was the biggest disaster during the time and it spread fast.
Since they were big targets and sported the largest tusks, Savannah elephants took the worst hit. But as soon as these elephants began to vanish, hunters moved into the forests in search of the elephants' smaller kin, the forest elephant. “In 1977, 1.3 million elephants lived in Africa; by 1997, only 600,000 remained.” (PBS) Though poaching has long been a problem in central Africa, the introduction of well-funded poaching organizations with advanced weaponry to the continent has caused the poaching problem to escalate. Poachers from these organizations are heavily armed and dangerous to both animals and humans. Common materials poached from animals include hides, meat, furs, horns and tusks, all of which receive a high price in markets throughout the world.
Mosquitoes are the most deadly animal on earth, and this is because they run risks of caring parasites which are deadly. Mosquitoes are responsible for more than 300 million cases of malaria each year, and causes between one and three million deaths (ScienceWorld, 2011). Mosquitoes can also carry dengue and yellow fevers, encephalitis, elephantiasis, and canine heartworm. With this said mosquitoes not only cause deaths within humans but other animals as well. Any animal that comes in contact with a mosquito; human or not, runs the risks of becoming infected and dyeing.
Communism in Romania: The Ceausescu Regime Communism was a bloody ideology that caused millions of innocent deaths in the 20th century and it affected half the globe. It was a nightmare, which promised equality and justice, but which brought atrocities, death, torture and fear. In spite of all this history nations like China, Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam and Laos still embraced this ideology. However, it left deep scars on the people and nations who experienced it. For many nations the process of getting rid of the communist reminiscences and legacy and going back to democracy has proven to be a tough one.
Throughout the past two decades, extreme animal rights groups have claimed responsibility for hundreds of crimes and acts of terrorism, including arson, bombings, vandalism, burglary, animal release, and harassment. These crimes have caused damage costing more than one hundred million dollars. While some activists have been captured, animal rights terrorism cells, are extremely difficult to identify and most of the attacks remain unsolved. Although it has been overshadowed by Islamic terrorist threats since September 11, animal rights terrorism still remains one of the United States most active terrorist movements. This paper intends to explore the Animal Rights terrorist movement and prove that Animal Rights activists pose a significant domestic terror threat.
But which was more significant? In this essay I will explain the two events and give my opinion on which event was more significant. The first of the two events was the Black Death. The Black Death was a terrible plague that happened in the 1300s. The disease spread from nation to nation, killing millions of people and seriously affecting their lives especially Britain.
Hurricanes in Florida Hurricanes are one of the biggest threats to Floridians throughout the months of June to November every year. Perhaps they are the most devastating natural disaster affecting the Earth today. They are capable of completely demolishing vast areas, causing trauma in neighborhoods and towns, and even killing people and animals. They also cause damage to the environment and the economy. These tremendous storms bring great harm to buildings and property, therefore costing millions of dollars, and hurting the Florida economy.
Melanie Ferrell POL 202- Dr. Dixon November 26, 2013 Civil Conflict and the Spread of Disease Introduction Civil conflict often dredges up images of horrible violence from one set of human beings against another. The words evoke thoughts of horrible atrocities such as the hacking by machete and awful mutilation of the Tutsi people by the Hutus in Rwanda or the merciless killing of innocents by the Janjaweed in Darfur just a few years ago. Another major factor within these conflicts is the spread of disease. Disease has often been used as a weapon by various armed factions in conflict, but it spreads just as easily naturally. This paper will explain how the spread of disease in civil conflict ridden areas is a result of the spread of refugees and travelers, the presence of terrorism in conflict areas which prevent proper aid to victims, and infected abandoned or wild animals that are ingested by starving peoples within a country.