How can natural disasters impact the environment?

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Mar 14, 2017


“Natural disasters” disrupt life cycles, habitat and terrain.


While a distinction might be made from mankind’s deliberate destructive activities, “natural” disasters can be much more destructive, particularly in local regions and short time-frames.

Tornadoes, hurricanes and typhoons cause loss of life, terrain and habitat destruction and severe erosion. Earthquakes are a major shift in the earth’s crust. Volcanoes spew gigatons of carbon dioxide and more noxious gases into the atmosphere, destroy local terrain and any life that it comes into contact with. Floods also cause widespread destruction of terrain and habitat.

This should give one some cause to stop and reflect on the fact that just because something “impacts” the environment, it is not necessarily bad, much less evil in the natural course of events.