The Earth is consonant undergoing change we so many different factors affecting it at anyone time. When these processes cause a major destructive event, we refer to this as a natural disaster. As of late, these events seem to be more prevalent with the Earth's global temperature in a rising state. At times we see landslides occur where a downward movement or rock and soil tend to cause damage to things below it. This is a similar to avalanches that occur in wintery conditions. The earth will occasionally release large bursts of energy in the form of earthquakes. Earthquakes and just basic erosion can cause the ground (in general or;) below buildings to collapse causing sink holes. Volcanoes are obviously very dangerous when they erupt. The initial explosion shoots rocks into the atmosphere like missiles, this is followed by harmful gases being expelled great distances. Let's not forget the lava flows. Earthquakes or underwater volcanic eruptions can cause tsunamis that create tidal waves that can take down coastal towns in minutes. Hurricanes and tornadoes are violent winds that form due to environment weather patterns and conditions.
The destructive nature and unpredictability of these natural disasters makes them a major concern for humans that may inhabit areas where they occur. As the earth continues to warm, these events will unfortunately become more frequent and common. The worksheets found in this section will help students explore the natural disasters that cause an average of over sixty-thousand deaths per year globally. We will look at the most common forms of disasters, their nature, and some of statistics involved. Over the last decade there has been the formation of over a dozen different organizations that are looking into the common thought that these phenomena are becoming more common. The common question that most scientists are struggling with is whether these situations are more common or are we just better connected globally now due to technology, so we know what is happening in more places now.