Recently, climate change has been on the front page of basically every newspaper, and for good reason! Larger and deadlier hurricanes and cyclones are being caused by the simplest of fact, that is 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 very much frightening how the U.S government are able to manipulate the death tolls to seem less dramatic. Some examples being: they are replacing the original numbers being for example 2 000 and shifts the number into a word phrase such as “hundreds have passed away” rather than saying “Several thousand has departed”.
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 at 64 people. The president of the United States; Donald. J. Trump made a statement in which he said the U.S Emergency Services did a “fantastic job”, handling the hurricane, even though nearly 3 000 had passed away. He followed up in his statement by adding that this was a much better-handled situation than hurricane Katrina in 2005, though the casualties were less.
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.