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People are not powerless as tim flannery argues

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bring them back to the zones of devastation. “People are not powerless, as Tim Flannery argues: ‘Climate change is very different from other environmental issues such as biodiversity loss and the ozone hole,’” (Smallman 344). Smallman discusses that it is possible to shape the future with political will and to the avoid the predictions of the end of our world. Precautionaries can also be put into place, Typhoon Haiyan caused millions of dollars worth of damage. The World Bank granted the Philippines an emergency loan of $500 million to support the reconstruction of buildings that can withstand winds of 250 kph (150 mph) to 280 kph and resist flooding. 6a. Immediate measures for the local population that our group proposes is an educational program that informs the local residents of simple procedures that could significantly raise their chances of survival. Information about how to create emergency kits, family communication plans, knowing their surroundings (property elevation in relation to sea levels and typhoons), properly securing property, and other important factors that contribute to their well being. 6b. Higher buildings to accommodate for flooding, anticipate typhoons, increase building standards, quicker response to assessing the damages and helping those who are injured during typhoons.The World Bank granted the Philippines an emergency loan of $500 million to support the reconstruction of buildings that can withstand winds of 250 kph (150 mph) to 280 kph and resist flooding. By continuing to take these precautions we can prevent death, destruction and prevent millions of dollars worth of damage every time a typhoon occurs. We also think that there needs to be a implementation to our carbon footprint that we are leaving on our world, by utilizing renewable energy sources and using them accordingly. While we may not live in the Philippines or any of the pacific islands, we need to help our world by stopping the rising temperatures of the oceans. As discussed in by Brown and Smallman, “If you
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