Question Sheet: Unnatural Disasters

SCIENCE

Before reading:

  1. Where and when did you first hear about Hurricane Katrina? 
  2. Where in the United States are hurricanes most likely to hit land? Why?

During reading:

  1. Geologist Jeffrey Mount says, "The phrase 'natural disaster' misses the point." What does he mean? 
  2. Why have fewer people died in natural disasters in recent years than previously in history? 
  3. What is a levee? How have levees changed New Orleans? 
  4. What makes levees potentially dangerous? 
  5. In what ways are researche...

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