August 9, 2012 10:10am CST
Sorry, I beg permission to use this term. I don't agree with the terms of natural disasters. Nature, not giving a disaster. They have a life. Humans had to adapt. Because humans, only boarding in nature. Even some of the natural response, is caused by human activities. Come make friends with nature!
30 Aug 12
If we do anything that is against the law of nature, it will really take its toll. There are many subdivisions around my place where the contractors did something to the rivers' natural flow. In effect, the river would overflow when it rains so hard. And, this results to flooding.
9 Aug 12
I disagree with you. The parts of nature (wind, the Earth's crust, rain) that cause disasters aren't alive. And some disasters, like earthquakes, cannot be due to human activities. While it is true that humans do need to adapt, this does mean that disasters aren't disasters. It just means that we need to do more to prepare for those natural disasters.
9 Aug 12
Yes. I can follow. You are mentioning about deforestation -- tree cutting, sand removing from river beds. When we reduce the number of trees rain comes down. When sand is removed from river beds-- that causes floods and other disaster.