In recent time, climate change has been on the front page of basically every newspaper around the globe, and for good reasons! Hurricanes and cyclones, larger and deadlier than ever before are being caused by climate change. The areas around the Gulf and Mexico are some of the places that are being hit the hardest. With the recent Hurricane Florence and the Hurricane in Puerto Rico last year.
It is frightening to see how the U.S. government are able to manipulate the death tolls to seem less dramatic. Some examples being that they replaced the original number of casualties, (for example, 2 000) and then rephrase it into a sentence, such as; “hundreds have passed away”, rather than saying, “Several thousand has departed”. This makes the situation sound a lot less dramatic than it often is.
The simplified truth is, that the Emergency Services are not fit to handle these types of situations. They are unable to help everyone who needs it. During the hurricane in Puerto Rico last year the death statistics showed a number of 2 975 deceased, even though the Puerto Rican government originally claimed the death toll was only 64 people. The president of the United States; Donald. J. Trump made a statement of the U.S Emergency Services, that they did a “fantastic job” handling the hurricane, even though nearly 3 000 people had passed away. He followed up his statement by adding that they had handled this situation way better than the hurricane, Katrina in 2005, although the number of casualties was a lot higher in Puerto Rico last year.
The conclusion here lays with the United States of America being unable to deal with hurricanes like these because they’d rather spend money on their military than the Emergency Services that they so clearly need in situations like these.