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Unformatted text preview: o Warm weather Geography journal publishes article casting doubt on climate change, editor resigns Texas experiencing wildfires o Same problem as Los Angeles o Caused by lightning strikes o Bad wildfire activity Drought in Somalia & East Africa o 750,000 deaths o Prolific magnitude 2011 is very severe tornado year o Use record of past to predict pattern of the future History is very important when it comes to disasters o Its only through studying the past that we can get a sense of what can happen and protect ourselves against future events Two-story homes are often the most at risk features in a landscape Disaster postcards are an excellent source of information Newspapers are being given a run for their money by local media...
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course GEOG 260Lg at USC.