The Day After Natural Disasters

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I am studying the psychological effects of children, teens and adults towards post traumatic natural disasters. Because I want to examine how these specific groups respond to trauma in or after natural disasters, to discuss how the psychological effects from natural disasters affect kids, teens and adults I must research how trauma in the past dead’s the emotion of trauma in the present.
Using the film The Day After Tomorrow, I will sharpen in on examples of grief and trauma and explain those examples to generate a theory on how pain and suffering affect people in the environment. I will also use information from outside research to explain in more detail on why children, teens and adults respond the way they do following a disaster or after.
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To specifically point out examples from the movie The Day After Tomorrow, teens were effected throughout this entire movie. To start off, we know that natural disasters causes not only children but teens as well to miss out on school. Also, a loss of friends and families and having to make adult like decisions to survive. One specific scene I want to point out is in New York. The climatologist/professor has a teenage son name Sam. In this scene, focusing on the son and his friends, climate had a direct impact on them. From the flooding then to the uncontrollably blizzard they experienced. These certain events have changed everyone, and the trauma displayed in each character’s relationship to the anthropogenic environment. They had to scrap up things to eat, to keep warm and to basically stay mentally intact. They had to cope with the circumstances they were in, in order to make it out alive. The son is having to make survival decisions for not only himself but for the people around him. In the article:
Noy, Ilan, and William Dupont. "Long-Term Consequences of Natural Disasters." Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science (2015): n. pag. Web. 22 Nov.
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Those reasons were because of the long-term effects such as future mental issues, loss and discouragement, PTSD and stress. By doing outside research, many reasons why people did not believe climate change was a real thing. They don’t believe climate can be humanly altered, there are direct impacts and some don’t know the first steps in changing the climate. People are not concerned with it and because people already have enough to worry about, worrying about climate change and global warming is reduced. The problem I hoped to expose to people in this research is that climate change is a real thing and it is affecting the people around us mentally, emotionally and physically. This research on a person’s psychological well-being towards natural disasters needs attention because we will see how trauma dead’s the emotions of people and why people choose not to act in the

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