In the last century, the question of the ecological state of the Earth has reached the world level. On the part of the heads of many states, enormous assistance was rendered to help Mother Nature, billions of dollars were allocated for the use of environmentally friendly raw materials by chemical plants and the complete utilization of waste that was harmful to the environment. And despite all these measures of environmental safety, for the twentieth century, nature has received as much dirt as humanity has not “gifted” to it in the history of its existence, and a portion of the radiation it received does not accumulate natural radiation sources and for 10 thousand years! What is the nature of the consequences of numerous accidents:
• 1957, Chelyabinsk region, as a result of two accidents was infected 23 thousand m², 17 thousand people were forced to leave home, but for another 32 years people continued to die from radiation injuries or oncological diseases.
• 1957, England. Radiation contaminated 500 km² of territory.
• December 3, 1982, India. A toxic cloud 5 m thick covered the urban areas on an area of 40 km². More than 6 thousand people died, 200 thousand were injured. • April 26, 1986, Chernobyl. As a result of the accident, an area of 20,000 km² was contaminated. And till now they frighten us with large “Chernobyl apples”, and it’s not for nothing that they have enough radiation to get radiation sickness.
You can continue the list as many as you want! Accidents at factories, nuclear tests hit India, Brazil, Japan, England, USA, Ukraine, Russia, Romania and many other countries.
At the end of the 20th century, in 1992 the UN held an international conference on environment and development. The adopted documents stated that it is no longer possible to view the environment and socio-economic development as isolated areas. Representatives of 179 states adopted “Agenda 21” – a program of work for the next century. It is a combination of the problem of economic development and environmental protection. But, judging by today’s ecology and Earth’s behavior, we can say that we too late remembered about nature.
Even in the last 2 years of natural disasters, it can be said that the Earth simply avenges people.
• On December 26, 2004, numerous tourists on Thai beaches watched with unusual interest an unusual picture: an unheard-sized wave rolled from the ocean to them. Fans of surfing decided not to miss this opportunity and from the heart to frolic on this wave, only when the wave was already in the immediate vicinity, they changed their minds and buried to the shore. Virtually none of the eyewitnesses of this natural cataclysm survived. The unanticipated force of the tsunami, caused by the 9-point underwater earthquake, claimed, according to official data, the lives of more than 170 thousand people in 30 countries.
• But we did not have time in Europe to serve on January 1 mourning requiems for the tsunami-killed compatriots, as the Europeans were hit by the unprecedented power of Hurricane Erwin. It swept over the continent at a speed of 180 km / h, causing anomalous downpours. The consequence of this was the strongest and unprecedented flood for January.
In general, from 2004 to 2006, there were incredibly many natural disasters, it does not make sense to list them, most of us are informed by radio and television. It is clear only one thing – to calm down yet is not worth it. According to the World Center for Studies of Natural Disasters, the number of natural disasters has been increasing every decade. Judge for yourself. 1973-1982: 1.5 thousand natural disasters were recorded in the world, in 1983-1992. – 3,5 thousand, and in 1993-2002. – already 6 thousand! So in any case – whether there will be global warming or, conversely, cooling (as scientists argue over the past decade) – we can not avoid unpleasant consequences. Because with the first option and, as a consequence, a sharp melting of glaciers, most of the continents will go under water. At the second, we simply do not have enough fuel and food, because the oil reserves are not unlimited, and the yields will sharply decrease.
A little more statistics for the end:
• The natural disasters of the 20th century affected in any way 2 billion inhabitants of our planet, that is, one third of all mankind. • 90% of deaths due to natural disasters occur in developing countries.
• Between 1990 and 1999, the number of victims of the disaster was 188 million. For comparison, 31 million people were affected by armed conflicts during the same period.
• The floods in Bangladesh in 1970 (300,000 lives) and the 1976 earthquake in China (250,000) were most affected.
Most scientists point to the obvious causes of all these “wildfire”. Someone says that this is due to the climate, someone blames the Atlantic Ocean, the temperature of which is inexorably growing. Scientists find a lot of explanations, but can there be a reason in natural selection? The man made a lot of mistakes and “did not fit” nature, and now she is trying to get rid of it, more precisely – from US ?!