Why so many disasters are happening the last few years on earth? Wildfires, earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, etc? Are these human made or?
just normal earthy happenings? Is it dangerous?
- ob1knobLv 74 months ago
- There are not so much more disasters than before, but:
- More people are impacted
- Human constructions make them more harmful
- Cams make them more visible
Besides man-made bushfires, all those disasters are natural.
However, some human factors make them (look) more frequent and deadly:
- Every disaster affect more people
Nowadays, much more people live in affected areas.
Most people live in big cities, often near the coastline.
When a disaster strikes it affects thousands of people, not just an isolated family.
- Even if natural, man-made constructions aggravate disaster effects:
Mr. Neanderthal would have been very unlucky if an earthquake made his rock shelter collapse on his head.
An earthquake only doesn't directly kill people. Buildings collapsing during tremors kills thousands.
Tsunamis do kill people, but a nuclear plant flooded by a tsunami is a human-made additional danger
- Climate warming
The higher the temperatures, the stronger the hurricanes
Two decades ago, we were not aware of disasters 1000 km away.
Nowadays, security cams and smartphones are everywhere. Whatever happens anywhere on this planet, the images are on youtube within minutes. Hence the feeling disasters happen all the time.
- Tom SLv 74 months ago
It's just you, starting to pay attention.
- 4 months ago
As said in multiple answers, there hasn't been an increase in natural disasters at all! Most people have no idea, but it's only that it seems that there are more because of the news and reporters and how much further we've come in technology. Plus it's our own fault for building cities on Earth'a fault lines or living right near waters like oceans and seas or building towns next to active volcanoes. So I guess we are to blame for all the casualties and deaths caused by natural disasters. Of course some are unavoidable, like fires for example. Nothing we can do when it gets dry enough for nature to start a fire. I mean, other than not live on those types of climates but that's going a little far. To answer the question in the most simple way possible, there hasn't been an increase in natural disasters and whatever is telling you otherwise is full of.. you know what. Hope that helps, even though plenty other people got to my point before me but oh well lmao.
- YKhanLv 74 months ago
Nothing new, they've been happening all along, we're just recording them with more detail now.
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- Anonymous4 months ago
The earth is in the throes of birth pains.
Like a woman in labor, the pains get closer and closer together, and stronger and stronger... until finally she gives birth.
In the same way, the natural disasters are getting closer and closer together and stronger and stronger...
A new earth is on the way.
Until then things will get worse and worse.
This is written in the Manufacturer's Handbook.
You should read it.
- daniel gLv 74 months ago
Here is the big surprise,,these events have been going on all down through history, just that today's global communications, you hear of all of them, often while happening.
Actually been a mild year for tornados, only 41 so far this year.
Earthquakes?? those are a daily thing for California, same with fire seasons and Idaho gets the prize.
Smokey bear goes back to 1947 so consider.
I see others talk of global warming, 10 years ago,,up by one single degree average globally, and back down to normal the last couple years. BS and the term is climate change.(USGS sources)
Just think, 20 years back, you never would have heard of the massive rain forest fire in south America, that is old news now by today's standards.
- Anonymous4 months ago
Global warming can make storms worse and wild fires more frequent and intense. Scientists used computer models and they find that hurricanes during the ice age are less intense because of lower temperatures. I live in California, and the wild fires are a lot more intense than they used to be. In the past they happen in the Santa Monica Mountains in southern California mostly but the one in Paradise (north of the SF Bay) last year was the absolute worse in state history.
- oil field trashLv 74 months ago
There has not been any real increase in disasters but with the increase in rapid reporting of events all over the world you hear about more of them.
- billrussell42Lv 74 months ago
earthquakes and volcanoes are natural and not influenced by us. But wildfires, hurricanes, tsunamis are influenced by humankind and the global warming caused by humankind.
edit, tsunamis are natural, my mistake.
Also, higher population density means these disasters affect more people than in the past. And, better reporting brings these disasters to our attention much more than in the past.
- Anonymous4 months ago
Well although reporters will claim global temperatures rising are to blame that’s not actually the case.
First off all, there’s more trash in the forests and woodlands than say a decade ago. As you know the sun shining off a reflective object can cause a fire. So if there’s glass, metals etc thrown out they will, on a hot day, cause a fire.
As for the earthquakes it’s well documented in history that the earth has certain periods where plates shift more frequently and violently. This can cause earthquakes and tsunamis to occur more frequently. So it could be down to a more active earth period.
The hurricanes are a tricky one, storms are definitely becoming more and more powerful however, there has not been a significant tsunami for over a decade. The hurricanes can be stronger because of hotter air due to global temperatures rising but again, it’s not provable.