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==== ==== ¿Qué es una catástrofe natural? Las catástrofes naturales son la consecuencia de un fenómeno natural, extremo o no, cuando produce daños materiales o económicos de una dimensión tal que afectan a la vida normal de una población. Acerca de las catástrofes naturales, terremotos, huracanes, tsunamis: http://www.ingeniero-de-caminos.com/2011/07/catastrofes-naturales.html ==== ====

It seems it is hard to keep people interested in planning and strategic thinking to mitigate the damages caused by natural disasters. Everyone is completely interested in the topic just after a big disaster. For instance after Hurricane Katrina everyone was interested in all the technologies, techniques, and strategies to help people in flooding natural disasters, building seawalls, and mitigating the problems from disease which occurs afterwards. Then, a couple of years later and everyone forgets about it. After the great tsunami in Sumatra earthquake everyone was gung-ho about setting up tsunami warning systems around the planet for those that live close to the seashore. Eventually that political push and demand from human societies subsided, along with much of the funding for such projects. Not long ago, I was discussing this topic with an acquaintance at our online think tank, and as the coordinator, I know how serious this issue can be. You see, most of us know about the common natural disasters that kill the most people, things like floods for instance. Natural disasters can also be plagues, viruses, typhoons, hurricanes, cyclones, tornadoes, tsunamis, earthquakes, and all sorts of other non-man-made things. Obviously there have been natural disasters in the past such as comets the earth, asteroids, and meteor fragments that wiped out other species. Then there are the possibilities of solar flares, space weather, and even our Sun expanding and then burning out. The most interesting thing about natural disasters is that man is coming very close to being able to control the weather. It is also estimated that some of the earthquakes, although mostly minor ones have been caused by taking oil, water, or natural gas out of the ground. In the future we will be able to control natural disasters, cause them, and prevent the most serious of all natural disasters which may cause events so large that it could bring forth extinction of all species on the surface of Earth. Coming together in a common cause to prevent natural disasters, or cause them from harming is a great thing to do for humanity. It's unfortunate that such destruction actually brings people so close together, but as long as we know that to be the case, perhaps we can come together in advance of the problem and then congratulate ourselves for a job well done. It was truly amazing the devastation that was caused in the earthquake not too long ago in Haiti. And yet it was interesting that just months later there was a giant earthquake in Chile which was much worse on the Richter Scale, however it caused a lot less damage, this is because Chile is known to have earthquakes because they are along the Pacific Rim of fire, and they have built


their buildings stronger to withstand such a quake, and the citizens take it in stride - much the same way as the Japanese have. Lots of damage was done in Chile, and to rebuild all those buildings will take years, but they will be build stronger, even stronger than before, and they should ride through the next earthquake without any problem. And there will be more there always are in Chile. Indeed, I'd like you to please consider all these things, and think on the topic, and if you have something to add, I hope you will contact me.

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==== ==== ¿Qué es una catástrofe natural? Las catástrofes naturales son la consecuencia de un fenómeno natural, extremo o no, cuando produce daños materiales o económicos de una dimensión tal que afectan a la vida normal de una población. Acerca de las catástrofes naturales, terremotos, huracanes, tsunamis: http://www.ingeniero-de-caminos.com/2011/07/catastrofes-naturales.html ==== ====


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