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Are most natural disasters man-made today?

Asked by: AR22
  • Yes they are.

    Most natural disasters today, like floods and landslides have been caused because of human interference. For ego. The Attractant floods in India were caused because of over construction of buildings, which caused the unstable hilly land to fall like Lego blocks. Similarly, landslides today are caused because people cut down trees which loosens the soil. Global warming, a slow onset disaster, is also caused mainly because of human interference with nature.

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  • Of course they are

    It is always the humans who have to play with nature in every possible ways be it from having a dream of full development till destroying the nature . The nature which they have not even dreamed of creating . They destroy it from every way , from deforestation , global warming ,melting glaciers or climate change till a serious disaster . A disaster in which people are homeless and most DEAD. The reasons would be flood , drought , famine , cloudburst ,landslides & so much that it takes long to type or speak them.

  • Yes they are

    Its tendency of humans to play with nature by being in the dreams of development but at the same time we forget about what harm we are causing to nature through the sense of development..For example few years ago engineer's thought of construction dams in Uttrakhand by the name of development but at the same time they had forgotten that they can never shut a mouth of a river and in 2013 the whole state faced floods which is a natural disaster caused due to humans

  • Disaster at its peek

    Look back a few years what you would see would be completely different from today . Today urbanisation has created such a decline in the environment around us .With the increasing rate of industrialisation and urbanisation our environment is degrading in such a large rate . If we wish to change the surroundings around us it is important to firstly start saving the mankind because of emergence of such large buildings the chances of earthquake has arisen .

  • Sure they are!

    Humans ourselves are destroying ourselves as well as our planet. Deforestation leads to loose soil and causes landslides which is a "natural" disaster. Global warming has significantly increased sea levels which results in floods in many countries. These floods are also caused by the increased and horrendous rainfall caused by global warming. Global Warming again is an essential huge problem that results in disasters. A slight increase in temperature just causes drought.

  • Yes humans can cause natural disasters

    Humans does cause natural disasters like floods, landslide, earthquake, rock falls and cyclones but most importantly is floods. Floods are cause by constructions a hole a wall at the water holder wall but landslide is cause by people clearing tree for land from slopes. Earthquake is by people fury's and jump up and down millions of time but that cause a small earthquake. How many jumps do u think can cause a massive earthquake

  • Yes humans can cause natural disasters

    Humans does cause natural disasters like floods, landslide, earthquake, rock falls and cyclones but most importantly is floods. Floods are cause by constructions a hole a wall at the water holder wall but landslide is cause by people clearing tree for land from slopes. Earthquake is by people fury's and jump up and down millions of time but that cause a small earthquake. How many jumps do u think can cause a massive earthquake

  • Yes humans can cause natural disasters

    Humans does cause natural disasters like floods, landslide, earthquake, rock falls and cyclones but most importantly is floods. Floods are cause by constructions a hole a wall at the water holder wall but landslide is cause by people clearing tree for land from slopes. Earthquake is by people fury's and jump up and down millions of time but that cause a small earthquake. How many jumps do u think can cause a massive earthquake

  • Duh of course

    They are obviously man made because of global warming and climate change. Hurricanes use the moisture in the air for 'Fuel' are the warmth of the water that rises up high. Plus global warming and climate change are made by humans of course. So that is why I think that.

  • Duh of course

    They are obviously man made because of global warming and climate change. Hurricanes use the moisture in the air for 'Fuel' are the warmth of the water that rises up high. Plus global warming and climate change are made by humans of course. So that is why I think that.

  • It's an oxymoron.

    If it is a *natural* disaster, then it's, you know, natural. No natural disaster can be caused by human; otherwise it wouldn't be a natural disaster. It's true that human activity have amplified the effects and how it's impacted humanity and nature alike; but causing a natural disaster? Not even possible.

  • Deaths are going down while CO2 is going up

    If natural disasters are indeed man-made from the result of CO2 being released into the atmosphere, then why aren't we having more of them? Also, why are deaths from extreme weather down 95% since the 1920s? In my opinion, it is not logical to claim that man-made CO2 causes extreme weather, because if it did, then we would be having a lot more of it as well as far more deaths.

    Http://wattsupwiththat.Com/2008/07/05/going-down-death-rates-due-to-extreme-weather-events/

  • Natural Disasters have been happening since pre-history!

    The reason natural disasters cause so much attention is only because people get harmed/killed and the media is on the spot to tell everyone else. Natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, landslides, etc., have been happening at least since pre-history, and man wasn't around to make it so.

    The only reason this story line exists is because it is politically correct to blame man for global warming, climate change, melting glaciers, rising oceans, etc.

    The last time I checked, the glaciers had been melting since the Wisconsinan Glaciation (12,000 years ago) and the oceans do no rise because of something called isostasy which is akin to a cork floating in water (add weight to it and it sinks; same thing happens when you add water/weight to the ocean; the ocean plate (bottom) sinks down)

    Man wasn't around back then to cause earthquakes, landslides, floods, tornadoes, etc. And he doesn't cause them now.

    It's not my fault dump people build houses on flood plains, or tornado corridors or on the side of active volcanoes or on top of a fault, etc.......

  • No, the question is an oxymoron.

    If the disaster is natural, then humans did not cause it. Humans don't control nature. Humans can make natural disasters worse by living near volcanoes or whatever, but that's not equivalent to causing a natural disaster. It's like blaming a drunk girl for getting raped by her best friend. Sheer ignorance.

  • No it does not

    There are 3 points which I would like to prove that natural disasters are caused naturally. Firstly, its an oxymoron obviously. "Natural" disaster is called natural for a reason. Secondly, natural disasters have been existing long long time ago, when industrialization and urbanization is impossible. If natural disasters are really caused by humans, why are there still natural disasters in pre-historical days? When the air is clean and there is completely no global warming caused by the emission of greenhouse gases. Lastly, are Earthquakes and Tsunamis really caused by humans? Let me make it clear. Earthquakes are caused by the tectonic plate movement in the Earth's mantle deep down the Earth. This movement can be convergent, divergent or transform plat boundaries. Also, tsunamis doesn't come just because the temperature is hot and the water levels increase. In other for Tsunamis to occur, there most be a force that pushes the sea water towards the coasts and that force is created by the seismic waves caused by Earthquakes in the middle of the ocean. Therefore, think twice before you blame it on humans. Yes, humans might have increased the magnitude of the disasters but it surely have not caused the disaster, please get this clear.

  • The Earth is Shifty

    The Earth has been known to swallow lakes, melt glaciers, and move its tectonic plates. How can humans be blamed for natural disasters if the majority of it is done by the planet? Although the actual amount of natural disasters has gone up, the amount of deaths has decreased. Also, the Earth has been creating these NATURAL disasters for millions of years, before man.

  • They occur naturally

    Natural disasters have been occurring for centuries, perhaps they are more common now due to various human impacts. However they're created naturally and the impacts (loss of habitats, species and vegetation) would still be a disaster without the humans influence. All we do is make the disaster worse by creating worse and prolonged impacts.

  • They occur naturally

    Natural disasters have been occurring for centuries, perhaps they are more common now due to various human impacts. However they're created naturally and the impacts (loss of habitats, species and vegetation) would still be a disaster without the humans influence. All we do is make the disaster worse by creating worse and prolonged impacts.

  • I dont think people cause natural disasters

    I think people do not cause natural disasters becuase, natural disasters happen on there own not by man (woman) i do think people influence them but i dissagree with the fact that that people cause them. After all they are called natural disasters not man made disasters. I just dont understand how they can be man made

  • Defining a disaster

    If natural disasters are man made then how were they made BM before man? How were all the Hawaiian made. Some unnatural disasters are man kind can start forest fires and can cut down trees. Man kind can't change the temperature. Man kind can't make it rain to make it flood. SO BAM NATURAL DISASTER ARE NOT MAN MADE.


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rja7 says2013-08-27T02:42:33.597
To say most natural disasters are caused by humans is very presumptuous. No doubt some are.I'm sure everybody has heard of the dustbowl..It was the worst man made ecological and agricultural disaster in us history..I know there's a lot of conspiracy theorist who would love to credit HARPA for natural disasters.But I think that would be giving them to much credit.