WHY DO PEOPLE LIVE CLOSE TO VOLCANOES?. To answer the question lets remind ourselves about the structure of a volcano. Volcanoes can and do affect the lives of people In both a positive(+) and negative(-) way. THEY CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE (-). destroying buildings. destroying crops.
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WHY DO PEOPLE LIVE CLOSE TO VOLCANOES?
To answer the question lets remind ourselves about the structure of a volcano.
Volcanoes can and do affect the lives of people
In both a positive(+) and negative(-) way
THEY CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE (-)
POSITIVE WAYS (+)
PEOPLE CAN ALSO USE THE NATURAL POWER OF A VOLCANO
GEO (the earth) THERMAL (heat)
This is energy created by using the steam from underground which is heated by the the earths magma.
The steam is used to drive turbines in geothermal power stations producing energy for domestic and industrial use
In countries such as Iceland this is the main source of power, it is cheap and kind to the environment as it uses natural sources of fuel ( heat from the earth)
Apart from the volcanoes, hot springs or geysers attract tourists e.g. Strokkur and Blue Lagoon in Iceland
Mining towns develop around volcanoes
In Iceland they use the geothermal energy to heat greenhouses where tomatoes are grown on the rich soil.
WOULD YOU LIVE CLOSE TO A VOLCANO?
Imagine you are an advertising executive and you want to attract people to visit or live on your volcano
Explain why it is really the one place they would like to come to how they will protected by monitoring how they can prepare to survive any disaster
Keep it brief and punchy – this is an advert remember!