Project #80096 - Disaster / Climate change Planning

What Went Wrong?

Write a 500-word essay that analyzes the question "what went wrong" for one of the disaster events listed below. Briefly, what happened? Describe the disaster in terms of the physical forces involved (the hazard) and its human, material, and economic impacts. Most important, what went wrong? What lessons were learned? Consult at least five sources of information and include a properly formatted bibliography.

Disaster List

United States

1906 Great San Francisco earthquake

1927 Great Mississippi River flood

1989 Loma Prieta earthquake

1992 Hurricane Andrew

1992 Hurrican Iniki

1994 Northridge earthquake

1995 Chicago heat wave

2008 Iowa floods

2011 Joplin Tornado

2013 Black Forrest Fire, Colorado

2013 Colorado floods

International

79 AD Mount Vesuvius eruption (modern-day Italy)

1755 Lisbon earthquake (Portugal)

1976 Great Tangshan earthquake (China)

1984 Bhopal industrial disaster (India)

1986 Lake Nyos Gas bubble (Cameroon)

1995 Great Hanshin (Kobe) earthquake (Japan)

2001 Gujarat earthquake (India)

2004 Indian Ocean tsunami

2005 Kashmir earthquake (Pakistan)

2008 Cyclone Nargis (Myanmar)  

2008 Sichuan earthquake (China)                             

2010 Haiti earthquake

Subject Science
Due By (Pacific Time) 08/26/2015 11:00 pm
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