How Hurricane Katrina effect gas prices Outrageous gasoline prices is something that all American face at the pump in today economy. Many American wonder what is the cause of the high rates at the pump. There are many factors involved in the answer to the question on what causes gasoline prices to increase suddenly. In 2005, Labor Day Weekend gas prices rose dramatically after hurricane Katrina hit the southern coast of the United States. The devastation of hurricane Katrina damaged many of the United States oil refineries, causing a decrease in crude oil supply, which caused a decrease in gasoline supply.
A Lack of Response Patricia Smith’s Blood Dazzler is a collection of poems written in response to the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, a category five hurricane, which obliterated New Orleans in 2005 and left both the city and her people in ruins. Throughout the collection Smith personifies Katrina, revealing and embodying the damage, loss, and neglect that ensues in her wake. Her poems, such as “Man on the TV Say”, “Inconvenient”, and “What to Tweak” discuss the societal and political overtones which only serve to augment Katrina’s devastation. These poems exemplify how socioeconomic disparities and poorly veiled racism combined with political incompetence and a general sense of unawareness became the true tragedy of this situation. “Man on the TV Say” and “Inconvenient” embody the socioeconomic disparities present in New Orleans and reveal why so many were unable to flee, despite the mandated evacuations.
This includes exposure to light, pollution, weathering, erosion, and people walking through the sites, treasure hunters and vandalism. The damage done to Pompeii alone is expected to cost over 300 million US dollars to conserve the town, although due to the severe lack of funding this can be considered to be an impossible task. As both Pompeii and Herculaneum were initially excavated in the 18th century they have been standing exposed to the elements for hundreds of years, and so all structures have been affected by general deterioration over time. Excavations have left structures unstable and are on the verge of collapse. For example on November 6th 2010 the house of the Gladiators collapsed due to general deterioration and also heavy rainfall – see source B.
FEMA: Learning the Hard Way Student Name ESOL 400 Mary Warden Last Name 1 FEMA: Learning The Hard Way In August 29, 2005, one of the most devastating natural disasters struck the United States. Hurricane Katrina made an enormous damage to the people living in the Gulf Coast. The hurricane left an unimaginable suffering to people physically, psychologically, and financially. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), whose role was to prepare and organize actions necessary to warn and help people in national emergency situations, seemed to be disorganized delaying the help people needed in this particular situation. Hence, FEMA’s lack of preparation and organization led to a greater damage and suffering to people.
The two pieces I found most moving during the History class this semester were “Disaster Apartheid: A World of Green Zones and Red Zones” and “An Inconvenient Truth” Both articles made reference to the radical adversity being faced by human, be it internationally through the constant threat of Global Warming, or be in nationally through the threat of discrimination due to ones race or social creed. In Naomi Klein's book, 'The Shock Doctrine' the chapter entitled "Disaster Apartheid" is the author’s interpretation of the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe for the many flaws in the actions taken by the government in prevention, survival, and rehabilitation in New Orleans. She points out the lack of planning that allowed the effects of the hurricane to have impact of such magnitude while criticizing efforts made towards evacuation. Her writing argues the segregation of classes in New Orleans, allowing the middle and upper classes to drive to safety while the predominately black lower class was left helpless. The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina show other mishandlings of the fragile situation by the government.
Haiti A Third World Country Strayer University SOC 300 Deborah Sarmiento Nicole Braun March 10, 2013 HAITI A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY 2 Haiti A Third World Country Haiti today is in a state of near-complete disorder, verging on chaos in some areas. The trauma of repeated, massive flooding in the northwest has only exacerbated Haiti’s already desperate political, economic, and security situation. Moreover, there is little reason for optimism in the near future. Haiti’s police force is in complete disarray; the only forces capable of bringing some degree of order are the understaffed UN peacekeeping force, currently operating at just over half its mandated strength, and the loose patchwork of illegal but armed gangs and militias that have taken control of various parts of the island. The latter have demonstrated disturbing patterns of open violence and a lack of respect for the rule of law.
Kevin_Hilliard Reading & Literature Part II Section 3, lesson 1 assignment 1 3/5/2013 The Masque of The Red Death In the year 2023, there was a plague so devastating that the world could not bear. The “Red Death” was so devastating, it destroyed half the population. This horrific plague contained the most horrific manifestations. The manifestations consist of sharp pains, sudden dizziness, and profuse bleeding at the pores with disintegration. Anyone that the plague came upon, caused reddening stains on the face and the body would appear, which caused the individual to be thrown in a secluded quarantine factory.
You see this by the end of the story, by how the tone changes, and words that is used. Death is a terrible thing, but in the end death is a part of life and life a part of death. In the beginning of the story Thoreau creates a desperate setting that makes you feel for the despair the people are in. “On reaching Boston, we found that the Provincetown steamer, which should have got in the day before, had not yet arrived, on account of a violent storm; and, as we noticed in the streets a handbill headed, "Death! one hundred and forty-five lives lost at Cohasset," we decided to go by way of Cohasset.
Consequently, he locked all the sea-ports of Europe as well as English goods. To make matters worse, he punished with fights all the countries which would not accept his system. At this moment, Napoleon´s oppression turned society against him. So, his determinations began to fail (Harding, 2012). Conclusion The main conclusion to be drawn for this paper is that the French Revolution was characterized mainly by war, famine and depression, which were caused by the failure of King Louis XVI at managing the finance of the notion properly.
In the body of this essay will cover and summarize a current event that involved environmental psychology and to analyze the influence of the current event in environmental psychology. In late presence of 2005, one of the worst disaster’s in nation’s histories crumbled the nation. The devastation of Hurricane Katrina hit the New Orleans coastline. The devastation of Hurricane Katrina was a force of nature. The destruction suffered along the Gulf Coast indeed profound.