We are facing a massive stranding of Sargassum on our coasts, which far from being trivial, is akin to a real natural disaster .
Amy, I don’t really know to what extent the 1000 x 3000 mile Sargasso Sea encountering land is attributable to human activity. Apparently the SS has been around a long, long time.
it’s probably just me, but I find qualifying this as a “natural disaster” is a bit frothed up. an inconvenience. expensive to deal with. possibly a sign of short-sighted agricultural practices. possibly other things. but, a “real natural disaster” not for me.
words mean things, and governments should be careful how they wield them. Imho.
- a natural event such as a flood, earthquake, or hurricane that causes great damage or loss of life.
"the number of people suffering food crises as a result of natural disasters has tripled in the last thirty years"