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  • Heat Wave Causes And Effects

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    Description Heat wave are a period of excessive heat which last two or more days. Heat Waves lea to illnesses and could be fatal with prolonged exposure to these extreme conditions. High humidity can increase the heat even more. Heat is very deadly because it is a silent killer. Heat related illness and death can occur due to exposure in one day however it has a cumulative effect on the body. It is a threat to the public health in 1995 between 14 and 20 July 485 Chicago residents died directly from

  • Heat Wave Causes And Effects

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    Description A heat wave is a period of excessive heat, which last two or more days. Heat Waves lead to illnesses and could be fatal with prolonged exposure to these extreme conditions. High humidity can increase the heat even more. Heat is very deadly because it is a silent killer. Heat related illness and death can occur due to exposure in one day however it has a cumulative effect on the body. It is a threat to the public health in 1995 between 14 and 20 July 485 Chicago residents died directly

  • Heat Wave Environments

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    visible environmental concerns of the 21st Century. Recent research shows that the overall risk of heat-related illness or death has climbed steadily since 1980, with around 30% of the world’s population now living in climatic conditions that deliver extreme hot temperatures persisting several days to weeks a year (Mora et al. 2017). Between 2000 and 2016, the number of vulnerable people exposed to heat wave events has increased by approximately 125 million (Watts et al. 2017). In Africa, the average

  • Ethics Of The Chicago Heat Wave

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    An Ethical Analysis of the Chicago Heat Wave MPH 603 Ethical & Political Issues in public Health Benedictine University Salma Ali Abstract The 1995 Chicago Heat Wave was the worst weather-related disaster in the United States. Temperatures rose to dangerous high records which cost the lives of over 700 people. The conditions that contributed to such a high death toll were not just from the natural disaster, but lack of proper planning. Unfortunately the city of Chicago had no official

  • Extreme Weather And Heat Waves

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    depth specifically naming the factors that have been changing due to the altering of the climate. These factors include: heat waves, droughts, heavy downpours, floods, and lastly, hurricanes (Extreme Weather, 2014). Heat Waves In this section, a heat wave is referred to as “abnormally hot weather lasting days to weeks”. It further goes on to say that the recent number of heat waves have been steadily increasing with numbers almost “triple the long-term average” (Extreme Weather, 2014). In this section

  • Causes And Consequences Of Climate Change

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    in the cause of diseases as well as death, habitat changes for plants, and severe storms along with hurricanes that will continue to deteriorate the planet. Climate change is present in Earth due to the greenhouse gases that are held or trapped in heat in the atmosphere by absorbing infrared radiation and emitting it back in high amounts, causing global warming among other factors that contribute to it; such as, the burning of fossil fuels and the industrial revolution. Due to these actions, society

  • Personal Narrative: Why I Hate This Summer

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    I hate summer. I hate the disgusting wet heat that lingers the whole day and night. I hate that you can’t be anywhere near anyone without sticking to them. I hate that every summer I find new places I did not know I could sweat from. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. But . . . . . . This summer was different. It snowed the whole year, even in summer, which are unbearable here, not once did the sun come out. The people were nervous and anxious and a bit scared as to what that meant, I was relieved

  • The Chicago Heat Wave : The Effects Of Hurricane Katrina

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    In this paper, I will analyze both the effects of the Chicago Heat Wave of 1995 and of the 2005 cyclone Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana. I argue that victim blaming in the turmoil of “natural” disasters is the result of both a crucial injustice of government and an insufficient display and abuse of power. Furthermore, I will stress that the astronomical death tolls following both events are avoidable and are therefore an unjust distribution of human rights. I will emphasize how my understanding

  • Analysis Of The 1995 Chicago Heat Wave Essay

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    Durkheimian Analysis of the 1995 Chicago Heat Wave Emile Durkheim was a French sociologist in the late 1800s and early 1900s who came up with the concepts of social regulation and integration. These concepts have to do with the state of societies and how they work. More specifically, social regulation is the norms created by either formal laws or social pressure. The way people are expected to live and perform their daily tasks or jobs are somewhat decided by social regulation. In its most basic

  • The Sun's Rays Send An Intense Heat Wave

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    The sun’s rays send an intense heat wave blazing across the black tarred parking lot; a long line of cars cluster at the gas stations waiting to fill up on gas at a cheap rate of $ 2.36 per gallon; heat struck customers scurry to get under the shade of the massive building,which features its trademark logo of a blue diamond and has Sam’s Club written across in white. At the entrance a heavy force of cool air blasts upon the people coming in, sending their hair and clothes into a mini typhoon lasting

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