Natural Disasters Essay

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Exclusive summary: Nowadays, people around the world are affected by natural disasters. These may be caused by climate change such as drought, flood, and cyclone, the environment such as pollution, deforestation, desertification, pest infestation or combinations of these, or the destroy of ozone layer will contribute to the green house effect. People's homes are wiped out and livelihoods are destroyed. Poverty, population pressures and environmental degradation mean that increasing numbers of people are vulnerable to natural disasters. In Australia, natural disasters such as floods, bush-fires and tropical cyclones occur regularly across the Australian continent. They cause more than $1.14 billion damage each year to homes, businesses…show more content…
It affected the Australian economy about 5 million Australian dollars.  In 2009, drought conditions in South East Australia continued, after one of the driest summers for the region. Many towns in Victoria were close to running out of water. Many people in these towns had to live in the shortage of water condition. They could not take showers, wash their clothes, or cook.  Bushfires in Australia: are common natural disasters in Australia. Bushfires are generally slower moving, but have a higher temperature. They pass in two to five minutes, but they can smoulder for days. Fire in the crown of the tree can move rapidly. Large areas of land are ravaged every year by bushfires, which also cause property damage and loss of life.  In 1967 Southern Australian was suffered drought conditions. On 7 February, 264,270 hectares were burnt in Southern Tasmania in about five hours. The worst destroyed part was the Hobart fire. Sixty-two people died, and 1,400 homes and other buildings were destroyed. At the time, it was the largest loss of life and property in Australia from fire on any single day in Australia's history.  In the summer of 1983, conditions in Victoria and South Australia temperature were extremely high and hot level. Drought conditions with a heat wave with temperatures of 43 degrees Celsius meant that forests were highly combustible. On Wednesday 16 February (now known as 'Ash Wednesday'), around 180
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