These floods are still a concern in today’s times, and with the Yellow River, these floods are above average due to its size. These floods sweep hundreds of millions of tons of topsoil down the river which causes massive soil degradation. The Chinese government has implemented a strategy to divert water from the south of the country to the north. This project alone is the biggest water diversion plan in history. This plan however will be expensive, and also cause the resettling of thousands of peasants.
Title: The pollution in China leads to health threat. In recent years, China’s economy has become one of the fastest growing in the world. However, at the same time, we are also facing the worsening problem of pollution. Everyone on earth will aware of the terrible situation: water loss and soil erosion along with the gray and cloudy sky on the industrial city. For example, every spring Beijing have the bad sand storm, at that time, people have to wear a respirator if you want to go out.
Sandy left tens of thousands homeless, crippled mass transit, triggered paralyzing gas shortages, inflicted billions of dollars in infrastructure damage and cut power to more than 8million homes. In New Jersey alone, Sandy caused at least $29.4 billion, including costs of personal property, businesses, infrastructure and utility damage. However, in New York City, the storm was costing about $200 million a day in lost economic activity. Not only did Sandy affect the geography, it affected communities. The lack of food, power, and heat affected absolutely everyone emotionally and physically, causing the sociology of disaster.
The geography of the county, however, does impart several risks. The close vicinity of Mount Rainier causes a significant risk of life and property damage from lahars should the volcano erupt again. Pierce’s multiple bodies of water – there are 361 lakes larger than an acre - also pose a risk for drowning (Pierce County Department Of Emergency Management, 2010). In additional to the geographical safety hazards, Pierce County also has potential for air and water toxin exposure. Within the past decade, the county has been ranked in the “dirtiest/worst 10% of all counties in the U.S” for both carcinogens released in water and average cancer risk from air pollutants, and there are four major water pollution sites in the area (Scorecard).
Comparing the impacts of the Israeli Conflict with the Darfur Conflict Israeli Conflict | Darfur Conflict | * West Bank built to separate Israelis and Palestinians has had many impacts. For example it has cut access to schools, places of work, agricultural land, hospitals etc. * Gaza has desperate shortages of water, both for agricultural use and domestic use * Gaza has a very youthful population, 75% being under 25. * Lead to poverty, unemployment and poor living conditions in Gaza * Operation Cast Lead- More than 1,010 Palestinians killed, 13 Israelis died, and 3 civilians died. * 4,000 buildings were destroyed and 20,000 damaged * Roughly 50% of the Gazan population has no access to water * West Bank has damaged economy as some people have lost their jobs and it is difficult for farmers to get their produce across the border * West Bank only has 2,900 USD per capita and the Gaza Strip only has 3,100 USD per capita * In 2005, there were 3,900 factories employing 35,000 people, now there is only 195 factories employing only 1,700 people * 20 million litres of raw sewage and 40 million litres of partially treated water per day leak to the Mediterranean Sea * 714 impact craters from bombs | * 300,000 people have been killed in the conflict by 2008 due to war, famine and disease * By 2007, 2.7 million people had become refugees, many living in camps near Darfur’s main town * Many villages and refugee camps have suffered violent attacks, involving murder, rape and theft.
Bowles states that, “Stock prices continued to fall, and this set in motion the Panic of 1893, which resulted in the collapse of the stock market. It was an economic catastrophe that included the loss of 74 railroads, 600 banks, and 15,000 businesses. The panic turned into a nationwide depression that lasted for four years, and cost more than 1 million industrial workers (or 20 percent of the workforce) their jobs. Families starved and in the winter had no money to heat their homes. Many more lost their homes and stole rides on trains looking for work in whatever city was next on the tracks.
Farming and rural areas suffered as crop prices fell by approximately 60%. There were many causes of the Great Depression, ranging from poor spending and over production to banks failing and the stock market crashing. Paragraph 2: Due to the Roaring 20’s, people were overconfident due to the information given by bad leaders, which led to poor spending. Doc A+B: According to the business cycle, there was going to be a 5 year growth for everyone in the US. -They would all become rich and poverty would just go away (Words of President Calvin Coolidge) Doc C: John T. Raskob, a well-known economist, told people to buy more stocks and in invest in banks and you’ll become a millionaire.
Secondhand smoke is also a huge contributing factor to deaths related to cigarette smoke, causing nearly 50,000 deaths per year. “Evidence suggests that exposure to such smoke is the most dangerous environmental exposure confronted by U.S. citizens” (Clarke). To get a better perspective of just how much damage tobacco really causes, consider this: Research shows that “more deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined” (CDC). Now that’s terrifying. What’s even worse is that although there are four warnings from the surgeon general on every cigarette box emphasizing the potential dangers of lighting up, these deaths still occur.
A person’s health is greatly affected by their lifestyle decisions. Someone who chooses to smoke especially on a regular long term basis will be harming they're health greatly. Smoking directly causes 1000's of deaths in the UK each year and contributes too many more. Cigarettes contain more than 4000 chemicals, These chemicals are dangerous and cause many physical problems on a person’s health,69 of those chemicals are known to cause cancer, some of the ingredients of a cigarette are horrific: •Benzene (petrol additive) •Formaldehyde (embalming fluid) •Ammonia (toilet cleaner) •Acetone (nail polish) •Tar •Nicotine •Carbon monoxide •Arsenic (rat poison) •Hydrogen Cyanide (Gas chamber poison) All smokers energy levels are depleted because of lack of oxygen in the blood stream. Oxygen levels decrease about 15% when smoking, to be replaced by carbon monoxide.
Based on the news article from The New York Times, two rivers in Guangxi Zhuang region, China was polluted by a discharge of cadmium, detected early January this year. Tons of cadmium- the poisonous toxic metal which can cause kidney failure and bone damage, is accidentally been release into the river by Guangxi Jinhe Mining Company and Jinchengjiang Hongquan Lithopone Material Corporation in Hechi city which has fouled drinking water supplies for millions of people in Liuzhou. It is known that the spill has contaminated 200 miles of the LongJiang River for at least two weeks had kills 90,000 pounds of fish and millions of fry and several hundreds of villagers downstream had consumed the water for five days before gets notified by the officials. S + Tax P It is linked to a negative externality. Externality refers to the spillover effect to the third party from an activity whereby negative externality is external cost which is the cost suffered by someone who was not directly involved in an economic activity.