Weather modification is a real thing, yet the most they could ever do is make it rain and not for long either. This is called “cloud seeding” It works through tiny particles that create additional droplets or ice accelerating the precipitation process and improving the clouds efficiency. It could also be used to reduce hail damage and eliminate fog. When the weather does take a turn for the wrose, does the government have a plan on what actions to take? There is handbook anyone can look up that will give any information on what they have in store. There are emergency funds that the president can send out if the damage is severe, yet that is his call to make. There are three types of assistance that the government provides when a natural disaster occurs, first there is Individual assistance, which is “for individuals, families, farmers, and businesses, in the form of loans, grants, emergency housing, tax relief and unemployment assistance.” Then there is public assistance which is, “funds for states, local communities and nonprofit groups to restore public systems and facilities.” Lastly, matching mitigation funds which is “for states and local communities, for projects which eliminate or reduce an area’s vulnerability to a hazard.” With these three assistances, it can be a huge help that some may not realize. The government also has a place called the FMEA which has nearly 4,000 standby disaster assistance employees who are available to help after a disaster strikes. The next is the Federal Response Plan implements the provisions of the Stafford Act. It outlines the coordination of various federal agencies to fulfill twelve Emergency Support Functions (ESF). The twelve emergency functions listed that must take place when the ESF are acquired are, transportation, communication, public works and engineering, fire fighting, information and planning, mass care, resource support, health and medical services, urban search and rescue, hazardous materials, food and energy. After every natural disaster the FMEA summits a summary of the disaster event and how to better it next time. This helps with anything that may have not gone smoothly. A disaster can destroy houses, million dollar buildings and expensive cars. Ruining products at stores, eliminating water and other resources we need to protect ourselves and keep us alive. When an area or country is badly affected by a natural disaster, there are organizations set up with the primary goal of being prepared for natural disasters. “Natural disasters caused a total of $1.5 trillion in damage worldwide between 2003 and 2013, according to a study by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which finds they caused more than 1.1 million deaths and affected the lives of more than two billion people.” The amount of people who die and get hurt or wounded because of natural disasters are too high because of either being caught off guard, not being prepared or just not listening to the warnings thinking they will be fine. “Between 1994 and 2013, EM-DAT recorded 6,873 natural disasters worldwide, which claimed 1.35 million lives or almost 68,000 lives on average each year lost.” There is an outstanding amount of people who die every year because of disasters.There are many natural disasters every year, more and more in fact as the years go on. “The number of natural disasters around the world has increased by more than four times in the last 20 years, according to a report released by the British charity Oxfam.” The time of year has a huge impact in this. “In the Americas, 2016 was the worst year for people living in the Caribbean. In this region, 3.6 million people were affected by a single drought- more than three times the number affected by previous droughts; 2.5 million were affected by storms.” Some years are just better than others with the climate. “As more water vapor is evaporated into the atmosphere it becomes fuel for more powerful storms to develop. Studies show, “more heat in the atmosphere and warmer ocean surface temperatures can lead to increased wind speeds in tropical storms.” Every part of the earth has an effect on the others, no matter what is is there is always a cause and effect. To conclude Weather modification does have an effect on the world, but nothing to the extreme of causing disasters around the world. The government does have a plan in action when a disaster occurs, and with the emergency funds and the community around eventually the clean up will get done and the people will become safe who no longer have homes. The damage is extravagant with every disaster and the costs are extremely high. The amount of people who die or get injured are to high to even comprehend, although everyone around the world has support and prayers. It does seem that the disasters increases every year, although the weather has a mind of its own. How we react to an emergency event could save yours and many others lives if you’re willing and are prepared for the wrose.
August 3, 2019 0 Comments