Darwin festival writing assignment
Feedback about hurricane Katrina: the storm that drowned a city
The presentation is about hurricane Katrina, which happened in 2005. The disaster area covered nearly northeast region. New Orleans is one of the cities that get a heavy toll and it turned out to be loss of life and economy.
The great disaster let audiences think of why New Orleans is especially vulnerable to hurricane. For New Orleans geography location perspective to see, incontrovertible, it near the ocean, each year’s August and September, the hurricane land to the near shore city, so the New Orleans is the first target suffer from it. Another ...view middle of the document...
Tragedy has become reality already, when hurricane done, it’s the time to us self-examination and take some emergency preparedness. Recovery wetland and nature barrier is essential, mangrove forest is a good example to defend surge. When the hurricane happened, most of time is people not prepared for it, over panic and overwhelming that cause unnecessary casualty. From this point, it should be build a flood protection system and provide timely weather forecast.
Hurricane Katrina is not just the only disaster. In the past years, hurricane sandy attack American’s northeast area, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut become the hard hit area. Recently, nature disaster happen frequently indicates climate change is influencing our planet, so the important meaning for me is begin to consider our living environment. Indeed, climate change makes more nature hazard happen, besides hurricane, drought and flood happen in southeast Asian monsoon season, which make people hard access to drink in rural area. Human-caused event such as Beijing’s thick fog that affected air quality and people’s health.
So from this event, climate change really should draw our attention. It not just individuals can do but need government, inter-countries cooperation and technology support.