The disease started from the atomic bomb and spread out to the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and killed many and put them to torturous pain, which eventually lead to death. After the bombing it left people in a horrible state. For example, they had their skin blackened by burns, no hair because it burned off, their body parts and limbs hung down, and many of them just died along the
Furthermore, between 2 to 4 billion people suffer annually from diseases linked to contaminated water. Every day over 9,000 people die of water-related illnesses. Every hour 400 people die of water-related illnesses. Every minute 7 people die of water-related illnesses. [Issues] In addition, polluted water and overused water sources lead to decrease in the number of marine life, even extinction of some species.
In 2000, Coca-Cola was the world’s largest beverage company. Coca-Cola and their bottlers used eighty billion gallons of water yearly for production and employee sanitation (Lawrence and Weber, 2011, p. 48). This vast water usage, created public issues related to water quality, availability and worldwide access. The Center for Science and the Environment, activists, local residents and India’s government expected Coca-Cola to conduct operations in ways that protected both the environment and consumers of their products. Instead, the corporation’s practices depleted India’s water supply and contaminated the products sold to their customers.
Risk can be defined as the possibility of an event which would reduce the value of the business was it to occur. Risk is a function of the likelihood of a given threat-source’s exercising a particular potential vulnerability and the resulting impact of that adverse event on the organization”. Risk management consists of serial steps. Risk management encompasses 3 processes: risk assessment, risk mitigation and evaluation and assessment. The risk assessment process includes identification and evaluation of risks and risk impacts, and recommendation of risk-reducing measures.
The drought also hit hard in the south part of the country, where British troops are fighting an insurgency. The government has said that 20,000 families have been displaced in the south because of the combination of fighting and lack of food.”-,("Afghanistan's Neglected Drought." 22/11/2006. <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6165304.stm>.) Drugs have also contributed to the downfall of Afghanistan’s country.
Suicide of Vietnam Veterans The deaths that were experienced in Vietnam due to Agent Orange and other jungle diseases have become well known by the general public. However, it is suicide that has resulted in the deaths of over 150,000 Vietnam soldiers during and after the war. An enormous amount of suicides resulted from what most people call “protecting our country”. The Vietnam War brought more than fifty-eight thousand deaths and is to some one of the darkest battles in United States history. If not killed during the war, many believe any Vietnam veteran would return home great and proud.
In the United States where it has been eradicated since the 50’s, among returning travelers, more than 1,500 cases of malaria are recorded each year according to the Center for disease prevention. B. Problem The Anopheles Mosquito is one of the deadliest arthropods in the world; the disease it transmits is the leading cause for loses in human lives in many tropical countries. People who are infected with the disease experience fever, headaches, muscle pain, fatigue, etc. Some people also experience vomiting, diarrhea, anemia and jaundice.
Because over 100,000 people died bodies had to be buried in mass graves. Communication systems and transport routes were damaged by the earthquake so emergency aid was extremely difficult. Workers and survivors alike became angry at this lack of aid and looting and riots broke out in many areas. Aftershocks are still occurring reaching up to 5.9 on the Richter scale. Even though the process is slow Haiti is recovering many charities have been set up to provide emergency housing, food and other areas of the recovery.
According to the UN, the widespread damage to agriculture and infrastructure has left El Salvador “facing one of the greatest disasters in its history”. The amount rain recorded was the highest in 50 years. This record breaking rainfall levels cause all of the national dams to reach their maximum capacity levels, further, it causes flooding populated zones and crops downstream. According to the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) show that the levels of rainfall over in the period between 10 and 18 October reached 1500 millimeters. Up to date October 21, 2011, the Gulf Today reports: at least 34 people were killed and over 50,000 were forced to leave their homes as the downpour felled bridges, washed out roads, and left an estimated 10 per cent of the country under water.
Plastic bags demonstrate how the four spheres are connected and are impacted by the production and disposal of plastic bags. Most plastic bags that are used in grocery stores are made from a by-product of oil refineries, polyethylene, which are small pellets that are melted down to form the bags themselves. We are extracting and destroying the Earth to use a plastic bag for 10 minutes The process of extracting oil releases hydrogen sulphide, methane, and nitrogen oxide into the atmosphere affecting people’s health around the oil facilities and are also contributing to climate change. In the United States an estimated 12 million barrels of oil are used to make plastic bags that they use as a country. Plastic bags are often made in locations where the environmental standards are low, which then creates the issue of transportation of the bags and release of hydrocarbons, a contributing factor to the greenhouse effect, into the atmosphere from the transportation trucks.