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Hurricanes Essay

654 words - 3 pages

Tiffani Rodriguez
Devry University

What is a hurricane you may ask? According to Weather Wiz Kidz, a hurricane is a huge storm that can be up to 600 miles across and have strong winds spiraling inward and upward at speeds of 75 to 200 mph. Each hurricane usually lasts for over a week, moving 10-20 miles per hour over the open ocean. Hurricanes gather heat and energy through contact with warm ocean waters. Evaporation from the seawater increases their power. Hurricanes rotate in a counter-clockwise direction around an "eye" in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise direction in the Southern Hemisphere. The center of the storm or "eye" is the calmest part. It has only light winds and fair weather. When they come onto land, the heavy rain, strong winds and large waves can damage buildings, trees and cars.
The best economic system that is best suited for handling a crisis of epic proportions is ...view middle of the document...

A socialist system might be one of the best in responding to the needs of people struck by an emergency situation (like the earthquake that occurred in Haiti in January 2010) because they can help a country concentrate efforts and resources on major tasks. One task can be alerting other countries so they can help the people that are in the disaster. Another could be to set a donation site so people can donate money, food, and/or clothes. A socialist system can mobilize an entire country to go and help the disaster area. A socialist system will also be able sit down and talk to people who own businesses and negotiate with them on reasonable prices. The people like the ones in Haiti will be able to receive aid free of charge. The state would be able to command that the resources necessary for responding to these situations be diverted to doing so.
Using the laws of supply and demand, the reason why the cost to heat our homes and businesses goes up in the winter time is because when the prices rise there is a lower quantity demand and when the price lowers the quantity demand is higher. Prolonged or severe winter weather will make gas prices go up because the demand for gas is high.
I personally think that gas prices rise in the winter because some people are old and sickly so they need more heat to keep warm. Another reason is because some people homes or apartments are not winterized so the demand for heating the homes will be higher. Me myself, my condo is winterized and I have great windows so my heating cost is fair because I don’t put my thermostat above 70 or below 70. I keep it at a steady rate and I tell my children if they get cold put on some blankets or some thicker pajamas.


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