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Graph of Deaths in Chicago During a Heat Wave

Graph of Deaths in Chicago During a Heat Wave | The Impacts of Droughts G4 | Scoop.it

This picture represents the number of deaths from the Chicago heat wave of 1995, and shows the most deaths at the highest peak of tempetures and the death rate slowly declines according to the tempeture.

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My Scoop on Drought

Drought is defined as a period of dry weather. When there is a drought many things are effected. Human and animal life can be effected in many different ways. 3 main topics that we found were economic, environmental and social impacts. 

 

We discovered a very long list of the economic impacts of drought. We learned that farmes can lose money if thier crops dont grow because of drought. This causes the price of produce that is made to increase. Also many water companies can suffer dramaticly due to drought. If there is no or not large enough water sources they may have to spend millions finding new or additional water supplies.

 

Drought destroys the environment all around us. When there is no water plants dry out and die, which causes some animals to die of starvation, which causes the ecosystems to become destroyed. Many of the animals also cannot find sources of water. When many of them do find water it is not clean and it is full of dieases. Also the soil becomes weak and does not stay togehter so in gets eroded.

 

Many people do not know but droughts can effects the human population socialy. Some people such as farmers can become depressed due to their economic losses caused by drought. Also many people with allergies can suffer because of the high amounts of pollen in the air. The saftey of people could be in jeprody because of wildfires that can kill them. Also many people lose their houses because they get burned down by wildfires.

 

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Economic Impacts of Droughts

This article explains the econcomic problems that droughts cause. These problems include, damage to crops which hurt a farmers profit. Droughts will also lead to expensive drilling to make wells. The more the farmer has to invest to produce the crops, the higher he sells them for, and thus creating a higher price at the grocery store for consumers to buy these crops.

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DROUGHT

DROUGHT | The Impacts of Droughts G4 | Scoop.it

This is a picture of a little girl and her sister walking across a dry river bed because of drought in in their village. They left their village in search of water in other areas.

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Social Impacts of Droughts

In this article, we gain another aspect in which droughts impact the world, this impact being social. As the article mentions, social impacts of droughts include the following. Health problems related to low water flows and poor water quality, since the water supply is already on a shortage. Another problem is  decreasing water levels in dams or resevoirs. Loss of human life is yet another problem associated with droughts as the lack of water will cause dehydration.
Yet another problem faced is the threat to the public safety from an increased number of forest and range fires. Reduced incomes from destruction of plants.  The final impact in the article explains how droughts limit recreational actvities, both in and-outdoors.

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Environmental Effects of Drought

In this article it talks about the environmental effects of drought. One environmental effect is that it causes crops and other plants not to grow which causes less food to be produced making it hard for animals to find food. Another effect is that it can cause thirst, living things need water to survive. It can also cause disease because there is a limited supply of clean water during drought. Wildfires may occur and become very large because the land is dry and there is nothing to prevent fire.

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SAVE THE SOIL

SAVE THE SOIL | The Impacts of Droughts G4 | Scoop.it

This picture of road signs in what appears to be a desert shows the effects of what drought can do. It explains droughts can cause mass extinction of animal speices, and bush fires.

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