Physical processes in the world today are hard to avert. No matter if it be climate, natural disasters, or biodiversity in a single country; they are ultimately unavoidable. Some countries, and specifically people, are finding more issues to face through the hard times of physical processes. Two of the most common physical processes found are natural disasters, and biodiversity; these two physical processes help explain some of the faced by people around the world.
Over a period of time, many countries can be seen cleaning up again, and again after natural disasters.
In the states, monsoons, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes are found tearing apart cities; more outside of the states, hurricanes, earthquakes and tsunamis; though it is not unlikely for the United States to have a tsunami, one has not hit since 1964. These types of natural disasters have caused many countries, and cities to have to clean up, and rebuild; just in time for the next one to hit. It is hard for people to continue to rebuild, when the possibility of a storm is right around the corner.
For example, the monsoon season in the United States typically begins around early June, and ends late July; and is generally located in the southwestern part of the states. In a documentary watched in class, a monsoon washed away 2,700 homes, leaving an estimated 10,000 victims homeless from just this one natural disaster. There were food shortages, and the government ended up having to airdrop food to these people. Tired and homeless, the people affected by this storm begin to clean up the mess that has been made, until the next one hits.
Another physical process that occurs that helps to explain issues people face is biodiversity. According to the author Joseph Hobbs, biodiversity is defined as, the number of plant and animal species present and the variety of genetic materials these organisms contain (35). Biodiversity occurs all across the world, but the largest area it has been found in the tropical and subtropical biome (Hobbs). Biodiversity hotspots tend to pop up in areas with high biodiversity. Places like these generally have over-populated cities, and tourism. For example, Guatemala; a country with warm temperatures, Malayan pyramids, and rain forests. Guatemala also has tight, compact cities that create an abundance of pollution, and gases that are bad for the atmosphere. The biodiversity in this country is not only in the tight cities, but within the rainforests; which hold hundreds, even thousands, of different species.