Proceedings of The National Seminar The Impact of Natural Disasters on Environment
Human beings rely on the environment for survival, more so during emergencies - for food, shelter, energy, medicine, agriculture, income-generation activities and so on. Unsustainable use of natural resources can lead to environmental degradation there by causing lasting impacts on nature and on the well being of all life on earth. Each day we hear news about natural disasters, such as earthquakes, forest fires and floods which cause unimaginable destruction. Hurricanes and tsunamis ravage coastal communities and fires turn lush forests into ashen spectres. Such violent events are fundamentally, unavoidable causing destruction to the global environment. It takes a long time to restore and rejuvenate the landscape.