In recent years, Chinese people think that there are so many disasters happened in China, especially the earthquake. The newspapers is flooded with the reports about the big earthquakes such as those happened in Wen chuan,Ya’an, and Gan Su. Some people are becoming confused and asking: Did earthquakes happen more frequently than before? Why? Actually, China is always the most affected by earthquake in the world.
The first reason why people deem more earthquake disasters happened than the past is that they don’t familiar with geography situations of their own country. The experts said that most Chinese people are not familiar with the truth that China is the one of the countries most affected by earthquake in the world. It is said that the in the western region of China the earthquake on the frequency and intensity is higher than in the eastern region. The reason why people do not hear the news about western region’s earthquakes is that few people lived in these places and no one died.
The second reason is that the advancement of communication technology and people’s more attentions on the environmental problems. With the different kinds of exploitation and the destruction of the environment, more and more people become to notice that the earth has been hotter and hotter, which the widely spread phenomenon–global warming–is well-known for Chinese. So they begin to care about the relationship with the nature. Besides the advanced communication technology like the Internet, TV, and radio help the bad news about disaster spread all over the country and even the world. These reports about disaster flooded the newspaper, TV, and the website, thus making people think there are so many earthquakes happened.
In a word, people have the wrong thought of more earthquakes happened in China than before is because the lack of knowledge on their country’s geography, and the misunderstanding made by the emerged overwhelming news.