Learning from Haiti Earthquake and from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano
Encourage, finance and develop more the scientific research is not a luxury. This is a necessity, the one to contribute to the evolution of our level of knowledge to reply, among others, to natural phenomena, and to their consequences in human losses, sadly heavy… The hostile mastery of an environment to the existence allows setting up of the adapted technologies in the middle, and thus, to avoid that of such human dramas do not reproduce themselves… sadly repetitive, with recently the earthquake to Yushu, in the province of the Qinghai, in China…
In January 2010, I presented you a team of researchers, specialized in Geoscience, in Geophysics,… and of which the works were financed, largely by National Science Foundation. This team, directed by Eric Calais went then on the places of the earthquake of January 12, 2010 to Haiti…
The here therefore of return with for luggage, the result of their research in the field of this natural catastrophe, that recall us, more than 200. 000 deaths and more than 1 million homeless people… It will be for us the possible occasion to follow live April 27, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. the broadcasting on internet (by webcast) of this research in the field with pictures and video to the support.
I would want to profit from it to recall the necessity to continue to support certain associations, such as the Red Cross, Doctors Without Border, Doctors of the World, Unicef, Action Against Hunger and some other Foundations, that help the persons in distress… on the catastrophe places, of miseries and of wars…
I would wish, equally, pay homage to the Civil Security and to the Firemen of the entire world, that put their life in peril to save the one of the others… We could think, in front of such disasters, that they do not sufficiently about it … But in front of such a desolation, the fact even to save a life can to kill another, by the simple movement of a leaf, of a stone, of a concrete block…the uncertain work conditions that make their work an extreme difficulty.
We always reproach to the first-aid workers of not to have done more and quickly, but facing the extent of damages generated by the natural disasters, may God bless the civil security and all others rescuers, that are involved themselves to save lives to the peril of them, just by love for humanity…
A wink to Sun Lay, for his two albums photos on the earthquakes in China, to Yushu (in the province of the Qinghai) and to Szechwan. Thank you to China to have not censored the broadcasting of these pictures, that must not shock or use as voyeurism, but rather to warn and to sensitize the public opinion:
At last, on the importance of the scientific research, that brings his contribution in several domains (techniques of first aid in constant evolution, to medicine, while going through a reconstruction more viable, information and warn in real time…).
An other wink to Connie, for her big entries "AFTERMATHS
OF NATURAL CATASTROPHE"
What’s more to be educational and very interesting,
her entries release a lot of emotions, of sadness and importance to help our
next… For a lot of us, we do not
choose our place of life…
A lot of populations, through the world, live
regularly natural disasters, with for first consequence, the one to lose their
next… and for secondary consequence that comes to add to the broken heart,
the one to all lose… and of duty any begin again to zero…
Here therefore a reason of more to let our knowledge
level evolve on the natural disasters while supporting more the Scientific
Researches and to bring our support financial to the big associations and
foundations, who work on all the places of natural disasters to carry helps, to
help, to support, to allow turning the page, for again any begin to zero…
Below some informative links on the earthquakes:
In the list of the natural disasters, we have just seen the earthquakes, that hold the record in human losses.
But there is a natural disasters, who does a lot to talk about her, since March 20, 2010, to have paralyzed the worldwide aerial traffic. It is a matter of the awakening of a volcano of ice in Iceland, the volcano Eyjafjallajökull.
A scientific study in course, financed by the NSF, interested in several volcanoes of ice, among others, the volcano Eyjafjallajökull, for the geological impression that they can leave after every eruption.
The fragment analysis of wash, of rocks… reject after every eruption and their geographic position in the time are as much information to confront on a geological scale.
The collected data will allow establishing geoclimatic cycles on a long period and to estimate thus the impact of volcanic such an eruption on the climate to come and widely on the climatic changes and their consequences on the parameters of a Society: its health, its economy, its political and its management of the populations…
The characteristic of the volcanoes of ice is the one to be covered with glaciers, which the more threatening return, in the measure, where:
the smoke plume, interwoven vapor of water and of particles of volcanic ashes, rises on more of about ten kilometers in the atmosphere, to clearly superior speeds to the one generated by the eruptions of the typical others of volcanoes, with for possible consequences, accumulation and the dispersion of these particles in the stratosphere and his impact in the deterioration of the layer of ozone.
I would like to do a small parenthesis about the behaviors of moaners of the travelers through the world, dissatisfied to see their flight immobilized to the ground, and to the financial and other consequences, generated by this paralysis of the aerial traffic … at the same time, if we had allowed the pursuit of the aerial traffic, these same travelers certainly would never had any more have occasion to moan of their life, because we would have be deplored a sad record of aerial crashes …
Here, we have to do to a natural catastrophe, an eruption volcanic with ash release, that rediscover themselves concentrated in the atmospheric circulation, provoking thus an accumulation of particles that can damage gravely the reactors of the airplanes, until to provoke their breakdown and the probable risk of crashes…
While to say, otherwise, that if I was a blocked traveler somewhere in the world, I would be well happy of this paralysis of the aerial traffic… that has for principal consequence, TO SAVE LIVES… to the price to disappoint customers.
For counsels and information, here two guides that you can download free on the risks for health of the volcanic ashes and the measures of precautions to take:
Pamphlets for the public and emergency managers by the International Volcanic Health Hazard Network (IVHHN)
Below, you will find some interesting links to understand the formation and the awakening of the volcanoes:
Latest Volcano by the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS)
Beyond the geological study of the volcanism, the volcanic eruptions can light up us on certain climatic phenomena, such as the formation of the tornados… Here another pertinent research to have double results, the one to understand the structure and the volcanic dynamics of a mesocyclone and its similarities with the tornados.
At last, I would want to finish this post on a wink for all the team of the Vortex2 project, that has for objective to understand and to analyze the formation of the tornados, To arrive a day to master them, and not only to warn us of their apparition. The team of the Vortex2 is composed from about one hundred Scientists, grouped together in a forty of Sciences… for a synergy of result.
Without the obtained knowledge thanks to the data retrieved by all the Hunters of Tornados, we would be to deplore again a lot more deaths in tornados as the one,responsable of ten deaths in the Mississippi (provisional report); and among the victims, a baby of 3 months and his brother of 14 years…
The Scientific Research is the work of Men and of Women that contribute to nourish our daily of one Passed and of a Future… let us support them, for that of the projects, such as Vortex2, result in a future, to the mastery of the climate fury.
Have a Blessing and Scientific Support Week…