PeacEzine English learners in Fort St. John, BC, Canada, contribute to this blog. We're in the Peace River area of northern British Columbia.
The young age of the region's hills result in rock formations, which are susceptible to slippages. Rising population and development pressures, particularly from logging and tourism, cause deforestation.
The result is denuded hillsides which exacerbate the severity of landslides; since tree cover impedes the downhill flow of water. Avalanches occurrences are common in Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Sikkim etc.
Floods in India[ edit ] Floods are the most common natural disaster in India. The heavy southwest monsoon rains cause the Brahmaputra and other rivers to distend their banks, often flooding surrounding areas. Though they provide rice paddy farmers with a largely dependable source of natural irrigation and fertilisation, the floods can kill thousands and displace millions.
Excess, erratic, or untimely monsoon rainfall may also wash away or otherwise ruin crops. Meanwhile, the annual precipitation totals have shown a gradual decline, due to a weakening monsoon circulation  as a result of the rapid warming in the Indian Ocean  and a reduced land-sea temperature difference.
This means that there are more extreme rainfall events intermittent with longer dry spells over central India in the recent decades. Cyclones in India[ edit ] Intertropical Convergence Zonemay affect thousands of Indians living in the coastal regions.
Tropical cyclogenesis is particularly common in the northern reaches of the Indian Ocean in and around the Bay of Bengal. Cyclones bring with them heavy rains, storm surgesand winds that often cut affected areas off from relief and supplies.
On average, a major Category 3 or higher cyclone develops every other year. Many powerful cyclones, including the Calcutta cyclonethe Bhola cyclonethe Bangladesh cyclone and the Odisha cyclone have led to widespread devastation along parts of the eastern coast of India and neighboring Bangladesh.
Widespread death and property destruction are reported every year in exposed Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal. India's western coast, bordering the more placid Arabian Sea, experiences cyclones only rarely; these mainly strike Gujarat and, less frequently, Kerala.
In terms of damage and loss of life, Cyclone 05Ba supercyclone that struck Odisha on 29 Octoberwas the worst in more than a quarter-century. Extremes in maximum and minimum temperatures and precipitation will increase particularly over western coast and central and north-east India.
Rivers and Glaciers[ edit ] The per capita availability of freshwater in India is expected to drop below cubic meters by because of population growth and climate change.
Krishna and Subarnarekha may become so by High population density, coastal flooding and saltwater intrusion and exposure to storm surges makes GangaGodavariKrishna and Mahanadi coastal river deltas "hotspots" of climate change vulnerability.
The Ganga and the Indus are likely to become water scarce by This will lead to water shortages becoming acuter with time and may endanger food security and energy generation. Climate Change impacts are already observed in submergence of coastal lands in the Sundarbans loss of wetlands  and of coral reefs by bleaching and an estimated sea level rise of 1.
This is due to increase in the intensity of the wind and dryness of the soil which increases the intensity of dust storms. The rise in land surface temperature will be more pronounced in the northern part of India.Dec 10, · The Effects of Natural Disasters By Gayane Ambaryan So there are various possible effects due to natural disasters.
This essay is going to describe some of them. The first effect of a natural disaster is economical.
Earthquakes, hurricanes and other disasters strike suddenly and lead to loss of property and businesses and that. Impact of Natural disaster on environment. Natural disaster is any inevitable event that affects the environment.
It not only results in mass loss of human lives but also adversely affect the economy of the region. Natural disasters have long history of occurrence . Here's my full essay for the 'positive or negative development' question that we've been looking at over the last few weeks.
In some countries, many more people are choosing to live alone nowadays than in the past. Do you think this is a positive or negative development? In recent years it has become far more normal for people to live alone, .
The CNN effect is a phenomenon in political science and media studies which states that CNN's use of shocking images of humanitarian crises around the world compels U.S.
policy makers to intervene in humanitarian situations they may not otherwise have an interest in. The hour international television news channel known as Cable News Network or CNN, had a major impact on the conduct of.
I like the faith message that I get out of the "literary device" viewpoint. My only minor quibble is that the order of Genesis 1 is close enough to the natural scientific order. The CNN effect is a phenomenon in political science and media studies which states that CNN's use of shocking images of humanitarian crises around the world compels U.S.
policy makers to intervene in humanitarian situations they may not otherwise have an interest in. The hour international television news channel known as News Network .