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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

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  • Hurricane Katrina, Not tortilla.

    Hurricanes are one of many NATURAL disasters. They are caused by Earth's NATURAL processes. The aftermath of a hurricane is not a natural disaster, But the impact of one. There have been NATURAL disasters even before humans came along. Humans can increase the probability of a hurricane, Not cause one.

  • Hurricane Katrina, Not tortilla.

    Hurricanes are one of many NATURAL disasters. They are caused by Earth's NATURAL processes. The aftermath of a hurricane is not a natural disaster, But the impact of one. There have been NATURAL disasters even before humans came along. Humans can increase the probability of a hurricane, Not cause one.

  • Yes, It is actually made by man. . . .

    It is only work of humans as because they are the one one who start to cut trees also known as deforestation. . . , Excess use of water without any use. . . Also known as. . Useless of water. . Man cut the tress but they never plant any trees instead of it. . . . So I can that. . Yes, Natural disasters are actually man-made. .

    Thank u. . . .

  • Phrasing is wrong, But the underlying message is 100% correct.

    I think people are becoming to wound up in the phrasing of it all here but get the gist of what the debate should be arguing: is human activity interfering with the natural processes of disasters that occur around the globe. For that, The answer is yes because:
    1. We're destabilising the natural balance of the water table (through its rapid acidification,
    2. We're polluting the atmosphere with chemicals in unnatural quantities; most notably the many tonnes of CO2 and other greenhouse gases that we release at rates never before seen in our existence as a species - the other notable mention here is the CFCs & HCFCs that were globally BANNED to fix the Ozone layer that man had clearly been destroying; evidence that man is more than capable of affecting natural processes on a global scale, And
    3. Many landslides, Floods and soil erosion is exacerbated by human construction, Deforestation and farming processes that are not conducive to the land - trees are uprooted, The roots that once held the soils together are no longer present, Loose soil allows water to rush it away in more quantities and hence a disaster is worsened by human activity
    (these are just a few examples but hopefully we can all see that the status quo isn't working for everyone - simply the few benefit from the vast majority's suffering once these impacts grow in their veracity, And knowing global warming and climate change alike are slow processes, We have ample opportunity to mitigate our harmful industry! )

  • Isn’t it obvious?

    Global warming causes hot air and hot air causes cyclones! Humans cause global warming and in the prehistoric age things weren’t as bad as it is now! Humans dump oil in water and causes fish to die and doesn’t that make nature imbalanced? Why do they teach 2 graders to not dump waste? Why is there a word called POLLUTION?

  • 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.

  • Its Called Natural Diaster

    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 creating a natural disaster. It's like blaming a drunk girl for getting raped by her best friend. Sheer ignorance.

  • Its Called Natural Diaster

    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 creating a natural disaster. It's like blaming a drunk girl for getting raped by her best friend. Sheer ignorance.

  • Its Called Natural Diaster

    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 creating a natural disaster. It's like blaming a drunk girl for getting raped by her best friend. Sheer ignorance.

  • They WOULD BE CALLED MAN-MADE DISASTERS!

    It is true that humans can contribute to disasters but these are natural disasters that we are talking about. Now if we talking about man-made then I would agree. But now people are just being stupid. Use your head! That is why God gave it to you! Take that, LOSERS!

  • They WOULD BE CALLED MAN-MADE DISASTERS!

    It is true that humans can contribute to disasters but these are natural disasters that we are talking about. Now if we talking about man-made then I would agree. But now people are just being stupid. Use your head! That is why God gave it to you! Take that, LOSERS!

  • They WOULD BE CALLED MAN-MADE DISASTERS!

    It is true that humans can contribute to disasters but these are natural disasters that we are talking about. Now if we talking about man-made then I would agree. But now people are just being stupid. Use your head! That is why God gave it to you! Take that, LOSERS!


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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.
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