Here are few ways to reduce the disastrous effects of Disaster by properly forecasting and channelizing warnings within time. Predictability of a disaster is the key to understand its nature and thereby to assess the chances of its occurrence and the fury of the event. Predictability is an attribute really applicable to natural disasters.
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Soil erosion is one of the most destructive phenomena of land degradation. There is loss of not only water and plant nutrients but ultimately soil itself is lost, which, in turn, affects crop productivity.
Improper disposal of hazardous waste causes adverse effects on human health and the environment. The normal practices of waste disposal such as insanitary open dump, land filling, discharge in water courses, or open-pit burning will need modification when dealing with hazardous wastes.
It has long been known that air pollution can affect the local climate, particularly the rainfall. In the recent years there has been considerable debate about the potential impact of air pollution on global climate. Let us examine some of these climatic effects of air pollution.
In considering the effects and impacts of landslides and snow avalanches, the following special features of these hazards should be kept in mind.
The following are the typical effects of industrial and technological disasters: 1. Injuries and death. 2. Destruction of buildings and other property. 2. Destruction of buildings and other property.
The pesticides and herbicides which are widely used in agriculture have no doubt increased agricultural output. Chemically these are chlorinated hydrocarbons and organophosphates.
Technology leads to speedy developments and changes. But at the same time technology gobbles up resources very fast. It means that the depletion of raw materials is also very fast.
Narcotic are powerful habits forming drugs that temporarily dull the senses and produce sleep. They are so named because many of them produce narcosis or sleep. Narcotics are highly addictive. These are also known as psychotropic drugs.
Tobacco contains a number of poisonous in it. The two most important are the tar and an alkaloid nicotine. Nicotine is a strong stimulant as well as a poison. It is second only to cyanides in its destructive effect on the human body. Tobacco is inhaled through beedi, cigarette or hooka or is chewed as such.