13 - Hurricane Mitch October 1998 4ft of rain in 48 hours...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Hurricane Mitch October 1998 4ft of rain in 48 hours flooding and mudslides 10,000 dead 20,000 missing 2.5m dependent on aid social vulnerabilities Honduras 70% of agriculture wiped out ½ of export revenue El Nino (once every 7 years) Periodic warming of ocean surface Warmer water off Peru’s coast Global climatic effects Droughts in brazil, central America, and Australia Flooding in Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay Changes in north American climate Environmental History Domestication Plants: maize, manioc, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, squash, avocadoes,  pineapples, tobacco, vanilla, cacao, peanuts, coca Animals: llama, alpacas, dogs, guinea pigs
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 2

13 - Hurricane Mitch October 1998 4ft of rain in 48 hours...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online