Haiti Taking Action

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Over the years Haiti has experienced the battering of tropical hurricanes and earthquakes undergoing severe-felt damage. CNN’s Philippe Cousteau and his team aim to uncover the environmental challenges many nations are battling. They stop in Haiti to see how locals are not only repairing the damages of severe hurricanes and earthquakes, but they are left inspired as locals show them how they are also trying to improve their way of living through being sustainable.

Haiti lies right on the hurricane belt in the Atlantic Ocean. This is where tropical depressions [mainly] develop off the eastern coast of Africa in to tropical storms and eventually hurricanes as it moves across water in a westwards/north west direction on the hurricane belt. In its way lies Haiti.

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Not only enduring the inevitable destruction of hurricanes, they also experience earthquakes due to blind thrust faults. In January 2010 a 7.3 magnitude earthquake killed 2% [200,000-250,000 people] of Haiti’s population out of 10 million. It was near the epicenter of its capital, Port-au-Prince.

Despite all their suffering Haitians are keeping their hopes alive by taking action. 

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CLICK HERE to know more about Philippe Cousteau’s trip to Haiti.

Here is a behind the scene with Philippe Cousteau and his team in Haiti

Inside Haiti’s Poorest Slums

 

REFERENCES:

http://www.cnnasiapacific.com/press/en/content/906/

http://useconomy.about.com/od/criticalssues/a/Haiti_earthquake.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_belt

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON:

PHILIPPE COUSTEAU AND HIS WORK

http://philippecousteau.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippe_Cousteau

http://www.oceanfutures.org/about/cousteau-family/alexandra-and-philippe-cousteau

http://www.azureworldwide.com/team-philippe.php

http://earthecho.org/about

 

HAITI AND ITS DISASTERS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_natural_disasters_in_Haiti

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Haiti_earthquake

http://reliefweb.int/report/haiti/hurricane-gustav-strikes-haiti

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Gustav

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7581669.stm

http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/hurricane-gustav-47082601

 

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