Mount Pinatubo

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  • Mount Pinatubo
    • FACTS
      • 700 died
      • 1991 Philippines
      • 200,000 homeless
      • Buildings destroyed
      • Crops destroyed
      • Destructive PB
      • Composite volcano
    • IMPACTS
      • Economic
        • Airports closed
        • Houses & bridges destroyed
        • 650,000 lost thier job
        • $700m in damage
        • $93m cost of caring for refugees
      • Environmental
        • Lahars cause river bank erosion
        • Global cooling of 0.5 degrees by ash in atmopshere
      • Social
        • 700 died
        • 58,000 evacuated
      • Long Term
        • Lava & ash decreased amount of sunlight reaching the earth's surface
        • Million tonnes of sulfur dioxide decreased world temp for 2 years
        • Rice paddies and sugar cane fields burried by lahars
      • Short Term
        • Electricity & phone links cut off
        • Ash buried large amounts of land & buildings collapsed
        • Water contamination
        • Sulfur dioxide into atmosphere
        • Roads destroyed
        • Destruction of habitats
    • RESPONSES
      • Short Term
        • Prediction saved 60,000 lived due to evacuation schemes
        • Foreign aid
        • NGO sent millions in financial aid
      • Long Term
        • More monitoring systems built
        • Better medical supplies
        • 7 years after, animals started to migrate back

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