By Gladson I. Nwanna
This publication offers a entire info on all sorts of normal catastrophe in addition to many guy -made and technological emergencies. The ordinary failures profiled within the e-book contain Earthquakes, Floods and Flashfloods, warmth Waves, Hurricanes, Landslide and Mudflows, Thunderstorms and Lightning, Tornadoes,. Tsunamis, Volcanoes, Wildfires, Wildland Fires and iciness Storms. Man-made and Technological emergencies lined within the ebook contain organic and Chemical Agent failures, harmful fabrics injuries, domestic Fires, Housing & development Fires, Nuclear energy Plant Emergencies, Radiological Emergencies, Rolling Blackouts and terrorism. for every catastrophe or emergency, details is equipped on what they're and what voters or households might do earlier than, in the course of and after to lessen lack of lives and/or estate. additionally integrated are resources for more information.
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Hence, in the West many firms specializing in energy audits have emerged in recent years. Their reports permit elimination of much of the loss in the most effective way and with minimum investment. Such firms have already appeared in Poland. Now, under a World Bank loan for a project aimed at improving strategies of environmental management, a thorough training programme is being conducted for Polish specialists in the field of energy audits. The 52 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE POLISH ECONOMY greatest potential is still in the technologies themselves.
Income as a measure of development Thus far used as the main criterion of economic growth, national income is increasingly regarded as an outdated measure of social development because it does not include the elements of social activity that do not yield a profit but do improve the standard of living. The economic optimum does not at all correspond to peak national income. Garret Hadin writes (Brown, 1991) that maximizing GNP makes as little sense for a politician as maximizing the number of notes in a symphony does for a composer.
0 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 Figure 17. World market prices of photovoltaic cells, wind turbines and solar energy collectors 1980-2010. (Weinberg and Williams, 1990). [With the permission of the authors) . all fuels and has potential for universal application . It is also completely clean environmentally. Comprehensive assessment of energy costs Increasingly often the issue of energy generation costs is being treated in a comprehensive way, taking into account the damage that emission of pollutants inflicts on the environment and hence the economy, the so-called social costs.
Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies, What You Should Know: A Family Planning & Survival Guide by Gladson I. Nwanna