Natural Disasters Essays


Issues in Developmental Psychology

O'Donnell, O'Connor & Glover (2009) found that prenatal stressors like partner relationship issues, anxiety, and natural disasters enhances the likelihood of neurodevelopmental disorders, cognitive development issues, and behavioral issues (p.285). In an earlier study, Dipietro (2004) found that prenatal maternal stress has negative effects on long-term motor development, learning, and behavior of an infant (71). Based on existing literature, prenatal development issues, particularly stress and anxiety, affect the long- and short-term physical, cognitive or psychosocial development of an infant. The findings in these studies support the long-held belief across the globe that a woman's psychological well-being has considerable impacts… Continue Reading...

Global Warming in 21st Century

sustainable energy sources and more environment-friendly infrastructural designs, as well as reduce our vulnerability to storms and other natural disasters, a price must be paid. Regrettably, a few are willing to pay the price. In as much as we theoretically acknowledge our ethical and moral responsibilities for the planet, we are in practice not making the necessary sacrifices to safeguard the future of our generations. This gap between theory and practice largely stems from differences in contributions to global warming between developed and developing countries. It is evident that developed countries are the greatest contributors of global warming. Statistics… Continue Reading...

Security Leader in a Military Organization

organizations now grapple with challenges such as craftier enemies, international terrorism, increased incidence of natural disasters, and reduced budgetary allocations. Internally, military organizations face challenges relating to issues such as personnel motivation and retention, capacity building, and veteran welfare. Yet, military organizations must constantly ensure national security. Navigating the increasingly complex security environment requires military leaders to have certain qualities. This paper discusses these qualities. Attention is particularly paid to situational leadership, integrity, people skills, effective communication, time management skills, teamwork, coping with stress, succession planning, and service leadership. Situational Leadership The fundamental idea behind situational leadership is that… Continue Reading...

Understanding the Collapse Of the Roman Empire

collapse of this great empire on differing factors such as social complexity, natural disasters, climate change and military failures just to mention a few. Even as of now, other historians still contend that the Roman Empire did not actually fail because part of it later continued to exist but in the form of Byzantine Empire. In this essay, I present the strongest historical theory used to explain the collapse of this most legendary Empire. Joseph Tainter (1990) pioneered the explanation and theorization of the Roman Empire collapse (Tainter 11). This American anthropologist holds that given technological levels yield implicit… Continue Reading...

Effects Of Climate Change

the rapid cooling did exist and did last for one thousand years. This evidence shows that natural disasters can trigger global climate changes without human intervention. However, anthropogenic climate changes do occur. For example, during the colonial times of the United States, the amount of deforestation that occurred thanks to the coming of new settlers, led to increased rainfall according to some historians. " . . . described a change in climatic conditions in the North American colonies, and linked this favorable change to the ongoing settlement that produced increased drainage and deforestation" (Storch, 2012, p. 268). Although there… Continue Reading...

Other Cultures Xenophobia and Understanding

global problems, from economic crises and humanitarian disasters to climate change and natural disasters. “If cultural groups join forces, they will be more effective in reaching common goals, than if each group operates in isolation,” (“Understanding Culture and Diversity in Building Communities,” n.d.). Collaboration with people from other cultures also leads to better decisions. If only one homogenous group makes all the decisions without input or understanding of other cultures, the outcomes of their decisions cannot be properly extrapolated to the rest of the world. Those decisions will reflect the belief systems, values, and needs only of the one… Continue Reading...

Team Rubicon Swot Analysis

appearance and ethos of the organization may be off-putting to some donors to nonprofits. Opportunities · The recent outbreak of natural disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma underlines the need for relief organizations and can garner donations and positive attention for the organization given its unique ability to be responsive like a military organization. · Concerns about global warming and government responses to such threats are at an increase, generating interest in different approaches to disaster aid than the Red Cross. · As well as disaster relief, the organization also offers hazard mitigation strategies, unlike some competitor organizations, and preventative… Continue Reading...

Environmentalism and Some Positive and Negative Trends

collective tragedies. The author points out that environmental problems are not just about climate change and impacts like natural disasters, but about national security too. Wars could easily be fought over access to water. natural disasters or droughts could lead to mass migration and environmental refugee crises. The global scale of environmental degradation aside, pollution at the local level is impacting public health and lowering quality of life. Adebobola (n.d.) notes that urban centers are not the only places impacted by pollution. Water pollution can affect not just areas with high population densities but also rural regions. Polluted water… Continue Reading...

Hurricane Harvey Essay

together, these factors made Harvey one of the most destructive natural disasters to ever hit the United States. One of the reasons that Harvey was so destructive is that people did not have adequate time to prepare for the storm.  Harvey formed very quickly and was expected to make landfall as a tropical storm or, at most, a Category 1 hurricane.  The upgrade to above Category 1 status occurred very quickly before landfall.  Although local employers and school districts struggled to make arrangements for people to have time to plan adequately, people had less than 24 hours to plan for the severity… Continue Reading...

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Essay

shape a person’s life and cause untold stress and pain for long periods of time. natural disasters occur and can affect a person’s life in terms of losing their home, causing long-term injuries, and creating a sense of instability. Betty has experienced a powerful tornado that ravaged her home and led to her husband breaking his leg. This essay will focus on post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) assessment and treatment options for someone like Betty to enable her stabilize herself and find ways to positively cope with such trauma. 1. The first thing to understand is the difference between… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Culture on Ptsd in the Middle East

According to Neria, Bravova & Halper (2010), civilians in the Middle East have experienced frequent episodes of natural disasters, violence, and intra- and inter-group conflicts. These episodes have in turn generate psychological distress among civilians, particularly because they are extreme forms of psychological trauma. Since civilians in this region are repetitively exposed to these incidents, a significant portion of them are vulnerable to trauma-related psychopathology. Existing studies have established a strong link between Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and repetitive exposure to violence, conflict, and natural disasters. PTSD is strongly linked to such incidents on the premise that they are extreme… Continue Reading...

Emergency Response Crisis Management and Cert

refers to the protection of national borders, the promotion of community resilience to withstand crises including natural disasters and terrorist attacks, and the prevention or response to other crises such as cyberattacks. Because so many emergencies are localized, it is critical that local service providers engage with federal agencies that coordinate responses. The Department of Homeland Security (2018) is the presiding federal agency that can provide resources and information to CERT organizations. Business Continuity Business continuity refers to the ability of an organization to return to standard operations as seamlessly as possible following any type of crisis. Although individual… Continue Reading...

Emergency Management and National, State, County, and Local Responses

some areas of the nation are more likely to be impacted by natural disasters such as hurricanes or tornadoes, and concentrating resources and planning with knowledge of the specific circumstances of such likely areas of impact are ideal. Even regarding human-generated disasters like terrorism requires advance planning to some degree, and areas of likely targets may be more apt to be urban or military in nature. The components of the National Response Framework include strategies for prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery. This four phases of the disaster response framework reflects the philosophy that ideally preventing disasters, both natural… Continue Reading...

Coping with Death and Dying

phenomenon with particularly intense heat occurring in some parts of the city. Specific examples that illustrate how the response to natural disasters could decrease the number of people who die in these situations are preparedness. Katrina was a disaster because the region was just not prepared for it. Chicago was a disaster because the authorities did not communicate well. By communicating and preparing ahead of time, more lives can be saved. UNIT 4 SEMINAR I would be supportive of dying persons accomplishing whatever tasks they are wanting to perform in order to cope with their experience. I would never be… Continue Reading...

Natural Disasters Terrorist Events and Technological Disasters

natural disasters natural disasters are incidents caused by the forces of nature and occur independently of human intervention, including geophysical events like earthquakes and weather events like storms. The main types of natural disasters include those caused by geophysical activity like earthquakes and volcanoes, hydrological events like floods and avalanches, climatological or meteorological events like hurricanes, and biological disasters such as diseases spread by animals (IRFC, 2018). Some natural disasters can also have multiple causes, such as landslides or mudslides, which can be caused by hydrological, climatological, and/or geophysical activity… Continue Reading...

Federal State and Local First Responders Earthquake

Local, state, and federal organizations and agencies offer resources for responding to natural disasters like earthquakes. In the event of an earthquake, as many first responder resources as are necessary can be mobilized to provide effective and cost-effective interventions. Depending on the severity of the quake, the extent of the damage to both property and human casualty, and the location of the event(s), various first responders may be called in for assistance. Most first responders will be from local organizations like law enforcement and fire departments as well as emergency medical technicians who… Continue Reading...

Natural Disasters Emergency Management Preparedness

natural disasters have the potential to dramatically alter life in local communities. The loss of human life reverberates through the generations, as does the loss of local businesses and the generalized economic and psychosocial strain. Yet there are also larger impacts from localized events, such as changes to public policy and political philosophies resulting from major natural disasters. One of the most impactful natural disasters in recent American history is undoubtedly Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Katrina showed Americans the many shortcomings of federal disaster relief response programs like… Continue Reading...

The Local State and Federal Levels Of Disaster Management

immediate needs. The main problem with the way the system works is that many disasters—particularly natural disasters but any disaster that affects a large area such as a technological disaster—will impact several local communities at the same time. Due to political affiliations, differential socioeconomic conditions, infrastructure issues, and other variables, some localities will receive swifter responses and more comprehensive resources than others. One of the most critical roles played by the state is deciding when to declare a disaster under the Stafford Act, and another is working directly with FEMA to conduct assessments of the affected areas to determine… Continue Reading...

United States Gun Control Pros Cons

fire and smoke, stabbing, choking on food, airplane crashes, animal attacks, and natural disasters,” (Mosher & Gould, 2018, p. 1). Current gun laws vary considerably from state to state, creating the types of inconsistencies and loopholes that allow nefarious individuals, mentally unstable individuals, and those simply prone to violent outbursts to own and use guns. Gun control is therefore a sensible solution that balances Constitutional law with the ethic of public safety. References “10 Advantages and Disadvantages of Gun Control,” (n.d.). Vittana. https://vittana.org/10-advantages-and-disadvantages-of-gun-control Kalesan, B., Mobily, M.E., Keiser, O., et al. (2016). Firearm legislation and firearm mortality in the… Continue Reading...

National Infrastructure Protection Plan Nipp

by minimizing vulnerabilities, preventing threats, and lessening the damages caused by terrorist attacks plus natural disasters. The National Infrastructure Protection Plan comes with a risk management framework which identified and built on both private and public sector programs and strategies for CIP in order to ensure the efficient deployment of important resources to protect infrastructure. According to the Department of Homeland Security (2009), protection entails all measures meant to minimize the threats or risks to critical infrastructure systems, assets, resources, functions, networks, and the links in between. Specifically, the protection may include measures taken to prevent threats, measure meant… Continue Reading...

Defence and National Strategy

plays an important visionary role in providing air component response capabilities to threats such as proliferation of nuclear weapons, natural disasters and terrorism. The Air Force contributes to developing a domestic response mechanism that is more resilient and thus renewed focus on military support to civil authority to better serve the nation (Builder, 1989; G Bush, 2009). In the event of a large-scale disaster, troops from the affected areas are deployed to war zones. The remaining forces are used to provide the necessary military support to civil authority. The time needed to bring in troops from other states of… Continue Reading...

Coastal Forests and Woodlands

and animals, are imperiled by both economic activities and natural disasters. For instance, in most of the coastal forests in Eastern Africa, there has been a high level of deforestation that is responsible for the extinction of many species and inhabitants of the ecoregions for decades, and this has called for international outcry and concerns from experts in the environmental field. For over a decade now, due to the abundance of resources which abound in the region, there has been global demand for the species in the coastal forests there, especially the rich and unique timbers. Many countries from… Continue Reading...

Nursing Shortage Essay

nursing shortage could cause major humanitarian and public health crises. natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and disease outbreaks all require massive numbers of qualified healthcare professionals. Nurses work on the front lines to help people. Therefore, eliminating the nursing shortage is a pressing public policy issue. References Allen, L. (2008). The nursing shortage continues as faculty shortage grows. Nursing Economics 26(1): 35-40. Haddad, L.M. & Toney-Butler, T.J. (2019). Nursing shortage. StatPearls. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK493175/ Laschinger, H.K.S. & Finegan, J. (2005). Using empowerment to build trust and respect in the workplace. Nursing Economics 23(1): 6-13. Oulton, J.A. (2006). The global nursing shortage. Policy,… Continue Reading...

Comparing Nations Civil Order Control

force was used by the central government to compel them to rejoin. Whenever riots occur or natural disasters, military aid is often used to restore order: part of the U.S. culture is that might makes right—and this idea can be found in the culture of the KSA and China. In the cultures of the UK and Japan there is a tendency to promote peace through cooperation rather than to use violence to restore order. In a sense this is found in their cultures as well. The UK was cast off by America in the American Revolution and lost its… Continue Reading...

Emergency Response and Management

a relatively ineffective emergency response and management plan despite its vulnerability to natural disasters like wildfire. Rossmann & Beausang (2018) contend that wildfires occur frequently in this county to an extent that they have become a familiar foe. Due to frequent wildfires, the county could benefit from establishing a comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan based on national strategies for disaster planning and emergency management. Such a plan would help enhance the ability of emergency responders and governmental actors to prevent, respond, recover, and mitigate the huge losses associated with the wildfires. The establishment of a comprehensive emergency operations plan would… Continue Reading...

America's Anti Immigrant Orders and Its Implications

President’s trump administration has also put to a halt different relief schemes meant for immigrants from countries going through natural disasters. The current administration has put into practice these actions because of the following latent factors: to protect job opportunities and the economy, xenophobia, and the fear of the immigrants being terrorists. From his campaign speeches, President trump always expressed his negative feelings towards the policies that favoured the US immigrants. He did not seem to concur with the policies for immigrants which were put in place before his term. Since he was elected two years ago, he has… Continue Reading...