EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ABUSE
環境乱用の影響

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MORE NATURAL DISASTERS

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UN Warns Of Natural Disasters Linked To Global Warming
The eye of the storm.
by Staff Writers
Geneva (AFP) Feb 07, 2007
Global warming is likely to result in more typhoons and hurricanes and more severe and frequent droughts, a United Nations agency said on Wednesday, underlining the need for preparatory action by governments. The UN's International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) secretariat said that typhoons and hurricanes were likely to increase as ocean temperatures rose, while decreased precipitation would lead to harsher droughts, which would hit Africa in particular.
 
The ISDR called on governments to speed up the implementation of the 2005 Hyogo Framework for Action to reduce the risk of disasters caused by climate-related hazards.
 
The Hyogo Framework is a ten-year plan adopted by 168 governments in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan in 2005 for action against floods, droughts and storms caused by extreme weather.
 
"Action is needed to reduce people's vulnerability to climate-related hazards and the Hyogo Framework provides a blueprint for taking such action now," said ISDR director Salvano Briceno.
 
He pointed to successful policies in Vietnam, Bangladesh and the Caribbean for surviving floods and tropical storms, such as building houses, schools and hospitals away from areas prone to landslides, and using flood-resistant construction materials.
 
In Bangladesh, communities have switched to raising ducks rather than chickens, as the former can float in the event of a flood while the latter drown, he noted.
 
"We face a serious challenge but if we utilise what we know already we have a greater chance to reduce disasters and avoid the worst-case scenario," Briceno said.
 
Source: Agence France-Presse

MANY ANIMALS ARE DYING OFF THIS PLANET!

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Javan Tiger-made extinct 1980's
In the last couple hundred years many plants, animals, and even habitats have been killed off. When an animal is killed off it affects everything else. Say overfishing cause’s tuna and salmon to go extinct. From there the economy would drop because tuna and salmon bring in money. But also it’s a food source, which means people would have to find a new source to depend on. Also animals that preyed on them would decrease and animals that were preyed on would increase disrupting the ecological balance.

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Barbary Lion, Atlas lion or Nubian lion-extinct in the wild-1922
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Caspian Tiger-made extinct 1950's
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