The world is vast and home to different species of plants and animals, and all can be a contributing factor to what can happen to our environment. This is why nature’s behavior can be very unpredictable. Chain reactions could happen that may affect an ecosystem. For example, an infestation of locusts could affect farms, which would then lead to a huge reduction of plants and crops.
Having a lot of greenery can help manage the carbon dioxide levels of the air, and it can also absorb water that can prevent flooding. But when all of it is gone, you may need to bring out the centrifugal pumps if you want to move a large volume of water from one area to another. That could well be how you control flooding in your area.
But what if the real calamity arrives? How do you prepare for them? Sometimes, even the most valiant efforts cannot contain natural calamities. We have been battling them since the dawn of time. Time and time again, you realize that they may be almost impossible to contain, and all you can do is to hope for the best.
Typhoons and Hurricanes
Typhoons and hurricanes are similar in how they work. They are basically rotating winds that hover over the ocean. They then draw the water and continue to build up and move along a path. When they reach land, they then release the water onto its coverage area.
Even if there are weather forecasting devices at your disposal, there will always be moments when these natural disasters are just too strong to contain. So even if you do your best to have them under control, you may end up on the losing side.
Floods and Mudslides
Perhaps it is the fluidity that makes floods and mudslides tough to control. They can go to any places, even in the tightest spots. But the dangerous part is that they can submerge a city in mere moments. This is mainly caused by an extremely heavy downpour but sometimes by mistakes in judgment on drainage and dam management.
But sticking to the fluidity aspect, another calamity that can happen is the mudslide. This can be brought about by the softening of the soil. As it gives in to the weight and pressure of what is on the surface, it then breaks down and crawls all over the place. It brings along with it water that it has stored for plants, which mixes in with the dirt. This then will produce mud.
There could be times when forests experience drought. Their leaves whittle and die down, leaving them as a brittle and dry mess. But they can also easily catch fire. A small bit of cinder is all it takes to ignite a whole forest, and it can come from cigarettes that have not been properly disposed of.
When a fire has already started, it can be too late. This is another large-scale effort that requires extremely fast response time. Failing to contain it may lead the wildfire to burn anything along its path.
If the resources, manpower, and response time are all in place, then there is a chance that these calamities could be averted. But they are just too strong and gigantic that sometimes all rescue teams could do is to plan for the aftermath. The best thing to do is to be friendly to the environment. After all, prevention is better than cures.