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of clean drinking water due to droughts can lead to deaths from diseases such as cholera.
Crops fail during droughts and animals die due to the lack of grazing land.
This lack of food causes malnutrition and ill health among the population of the area experiencing the drought.
When soil becomes dry due to lack of rain, vegetation dies, leaving the soil unprotected.
The dry soil can then be blown away by the process of wind erosion.
When the rain returns to the area, there is no top soil left, so natural vegetation cannot regrow and crops cannot be planted.
Wildfires are more common during periods of drought. This is because the
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“Temperatures are rising, snow and rainfall patterns are shifting, and more extreme climate events-like heavy rainstorms and record high temperatures-are already affecting society and ecosystems” (Arizona). Atmospheric circulations are providing unusual patterns that are resulting in longer periods of wet weather. Since wet weather is increasing, the amount of floods is increasing as well. On the other side, high temperatures are becoming a big problem. Due to the extreme heat, droughts, wildfires and heat stress are affecting many people and areas. Farmers and ranchers are worried about their crops and their water supply, which is vulnerable to waterborne diseases. Melting
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Daniel FisherFirst AidColorado Environmental EmergenciesColorado faces many hardships, the rare tornado, flooding, hypothermia, but one of the most prevalent problems that plagues Colorado are the wildfires that inhabit our mountainous regions and they take lives and our precious trees for which we need to live.If you have a house in an area prone to fires, aka dry vegetation in forests or fields, usually caused by a lighting strike but also occurring by reckless campers, you need to be informed on what to do while in these before these situations arise . Being prepared is something every household should have down, even when not inhabiting areas that are likely to experience these problems
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Global warming is a major issue that our government needs to take a stand on. The United States is experiencing higher temperatures, more rainfall, bigger wildfires and more flooding. All of this is a result of global warming. Politicians such as president Donald Trump are saying that in order for our country to grow economically and thrive, we need to slow down global warming and find less harmful sources of energy. Once we have more renewable resources in place, the climate change will stop and our economy will prosper once again. These new sources of energy such as solar power or dams that produce energy from the water will take the place of coal and oil usage. The harmful gasses from
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and other land collapses. Increase in average temperatures is the major problem caused by global warming. The average global temperature has increased by about 1.4 degrees fahrenheit over the past 100 years, and 2016 was the hottest year on record worldwide. Such temperatures turn our environment into a breeding ground for infections and diseases. The worst thing is that increased dryness and greenhouse gases serve as natural fuels for wildfires. Scientists have predicted the effects for the future based on the climate changes due to the global warming problem, snow cover is projected to contract. Sea ice is projected to shrink in both Antarctic and Arctic. Heavy precipitation events, heat
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the last 3 major hurricanes and the amount of money that was spent on it. It also excludes the 76 wildfires that took place in 9 western states (Leahy). The scientific study by Universal Ecological Fund suggests that in the upcoming years these numbers are destined to go higher. It is possible that natural disasters and the health problem caused by the pollution could cost up to $360 billion per year, which possibly could end up destroying the economic system (Leahy). Environmental changes are costing a lot of money and the expenses are going to elevate if nobody comes with a solution to help the effects of climate change.
It is quite easy to manipulate the citizen when the president
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, cyber wars are continuing and users ought to be prepared. The incapacity to outline cybersecurity has led to the failure to formulate proper policies. Cybersecurity can be fostered by creating awareness and making policies that curb the threat. On the other hand, climate change is the increase in the general surface temperature of the world and can be manifested through rising sea levels, droughts, wildfires and severe weather events. Scientists agree that human activity is the primary cause of climate change (Allen, 22-38.) There is a small number of people who do not believe that climate change is a real occurrence and often probe the legitimacy of those claims, choosing to throw doubt on the
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grow back. Enormous plots of land where there was once life has now been reduced to barren ground. Because of this, biodiversity loss comes into play. Without their natural habitat, the animals living in these forests are now struggling to find new homes and adapt to what we leave them with. This accounts for species declining in numbers or as we see with our ozone problems and the melting of ice caps, endangering entire species such as the polar bear to the idea of extinction. Conversely, the failed attempts from humans to control natural disasters that contribute to the loss of habitats such as the California wildfires also kill off habitats and life. These fires continue to spread and
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Ernest Hemingway’s Hills like White Elephants
The short story Hills like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway is a story about a man and woman who are sitting at a bar at a small train station somewhere in Spain. They seem to be having a heated conversation about a mysterious “operation”. The author never explicitly says what the issue is between the man and woman, but it can be assumed it is about a huge and personal decision they have to make because of the literary devices the author uses. Throughout the story the author hints at what the mysterious operation really is. Hemingway uses symbolism, setting, and imagery to convey
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Prof. Tamara O’Callaghan
5 May 2017
Walter Freeman and the Invention of the Lobotomy
In Steely Library’s digital archives, one of the postcards from the Gilliam family collection is entitled Western Kentucky Asylum for the Insane, Hopkinsville, KY. The postcard dates back to 1915 and portrays a beautiful building, complete with red bricks and white columns. Many of the insane asylums around this time were built similarly, but even their picturesque exterior could not hide the horrors which occurred within. Insane asylums built in the early to mid 1900s were still getting on their feet, and many of them encountered problems with patient care early on
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When I was a child, my late father and I would spend every moment of the summer season on
the sparkling white sand of the beach near our home. We would dance, kicking up the shiny
surface so that the droplets glimmered like diamonds in the sunlight. We would lie on our backs
and stare at the sky, until the swirling clouds began to take on our imaginative shapes mingled
together by our fantastical minds. We would grip imaginary weapons and fight, thrusting swords
like the most violent of fantasy pirates. These unforgettable days went on and on, a never ending
cycle of blue skies, imprinted forever in my mind. My earliest memories are filled with images
of my father in these
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How much of a threat does the robotics revolution represent for human employment in New Zealand in the next 30 years?
In order to understand the threats that robotics may pose to human employment in the future, it is important to examine the ways in which robots and computerization are already influencing different employment industries today, and how they have changed our labor practices in the past. If this information is then compared with current trends and statistics in New Zealand’s employment market conclusions can be drawn about how robotics might influence New Zealand employment in the next thirty years.
Evolution in employment methods has been seen in the
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A review of “Indigenous remain ‘asset rich, dirt poor’ 25 years after Mabo”.
In the article “Indigenous remain ‘asset rich, dirt poor’ 25 years after Mabo”, Indigenous affairs editor, Fitzpatrick (2017) presents the socioeconomic situation of the Aboriginal people, using the views of the former prime minister’s advisor, Josephine Cashman. Miss Cashman pointed out that the promises made to the indigenous people, presented in the Mabo case, had not been fulfilled accordingly after the year 1992. Many indigenous people still have inadequate housing, poor health, restricted education and lower average incomes. About 25 years from the Wik decision, many Aboriginals were classified under the
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Annie Shepherd-Barron, Luxmoore
Comparison Between the Portrayal of Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby in Chapters 1 to 6
Fitzgerald purposefully portrays Jay Gatsby and Tom Buchanan in contrasting ways to emphasise the variety of money within the American market, during the era in which the novel is set. A major difference between the two men is ‘new money’ and ‘old money’, where Gatsby represents ‘new money’, but Daisy and Tom represent ‘old money’. The contrast between the two comes down to where the money originated from; "Old money" families have fortunes dating from the 19th century or before, have built up powerful and influential social connections and tend to hide their wealth and
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Boston Pizza is a Canadian fast food restaurant, which began in Edmonton, Alberta, on August 12, 1964. The restaurant had begun operations on 17 different locations in western Canada by 1970. In 1968 a royal Canadian mounted police officer Jim treliving noticed the growing popularity of Boston pizza and he bought the rights to start a restaurant in British Colombia. He was the first franchisees of Boston pizza.
At present, Boston Pizza operates over 380 locations in Canada. The company’s business extends to the United States and Mexico.in 1984 Boston Pizza makes a big appearance on the world stage as the official pizza provider for Expo '86 in Vancouver, B.C. this expo helps the
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Sioe Liang Ngeow ( Caden )
15 June 2017
Wisely Use Of Social Media
In the era of modernity, the application of technology is already inevitable, especially the use of social media. Social media such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have come into widespread use globally. As we all know, Mark Zuckerberg, as the chairman and chief executive officer of Facebook is ranked as one of the top ten wealthiest people in the world. The success of Mark Zuckerberg can directly show that the amount of people who use Facebook is numerous. As the use of social media has become increasingly popular, it brings both the good and the bad effects to our society. However, I believe that the
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Evaluate each expression when y = 6.
1. 7 – y = 2. y – 3 = 3. 6 + y = 4. y + 2 = 5. y – 2 =
6. y – 1 = 7. 7 + y = 8. y + 8 = 9. 3 + y = 10. y + 4 =
Evaluate each expression when y = 4.
11. y + 5 = 12. y – 7 = 13. 2 – y = 14. 7 – y = 15. 9 – y =
16. y + 6 = 17. 6 – y = 18. y – 5 = 19. y + 4 = 20. y + 9 =
Evaluate each expression when y = 8.
21. y + 5 = 22. y – 8 = 23. 2 – y = 24. 6 – y = 25. y – 1 =
26. y – 9 = 27. 4 + y = 28. 1 + y = 29. 9 – y = 30. y + 4 =
Evaluate each expression when y = 1.
31. y – 8 = 32. 2 + y = 33. y – 2 = 34. y – 4 = 35. 6 – y = 36. y – 6 =
37. y – 5 = 38. 4 + y = 39. y – 9 = 40. y – 3 =
Evaluate each expression when y = 7.
41. y + 4 = 42. 3 + y = 43. 2 – y = 44. 7
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A home automation system typically connects controlled devices to a central hub or "gateway". The user interface for control of the system uses either wall-mounted terminals, tablet or desktop computers, a mobile phone application, or a Web interface, that may also be accessible off-site through the Internet. Also it will control lighting, climate, entertainment systems, and appliances. It may also include home security such as access control and alarm systems. When they are connected with the Internet, home devices are an important constituent of the Internet of Things.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical devices, home appliances, and other items embedded
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COM 263: 18FA5689
9 September 2018
My Personal Culture
The Hispanic culture has different values, beliefs, and traditions. Family is highly value. Family is a close-knit group and the most important social group to gather in any events or special days. The Hispanic “family unit” includes not only parents and children but also grandparents and extended family. Individuals within the family have moral responsibilities to help other members of the family experiencing financial problems, unemployment, health conditions and any other life issues. They show the importance placed upon relationship within their family extending a hand in good times and