HARSH ENVIRONMENTS TO LIVE IN
Added on: 27th Dec 2014
Only this country’s rocky coastline isn’t covered in an ice sheet
that can be up to 3 kilometers thick(1.8 miles). This ice sheet is
what keeps the country’s population close to the rocky coastline.
Additionally, the northernmost part of the country is just 740
kilometers (460 miles) from the North Pole.
In spite of the short summers, the arctic winds and the
precipitation that falls mostly has hail in this part of the
Tibetan Plateau, a few hundred thousand people known as the
Changpa call this place home.
Parts of this place have boomed thanks to the discovery of oil,
gas and minerals. However, it’s still as harsh as ever. In some
places temperatures can go has high as 38 degrees Celsius
(100 degrees Fahrenheit) during summer and plunge into
double-digit negatives during winter.
The fierce sun, infertile soil and arid weather keeps the
human population low in this desert, which covers most of Australia.
THE SAHARA DESERT
Few humans call this place home and only nomads like the
Tuareg have managed to survive on the its edges by trading,
hunting and raising their livestock on meagre vegetation.
The human population here swells to more than 4,000 during the
summer season, since researchers and their crew launch missions
from the research stations here. During winter, around 1,000 stay to
face shivering temperatures that can reach minus 70 degrees
BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
As if suffering from neighbourhoods that are located in low-lying
places and are under constant severe floods is not enough; Bangui also
sees regular civil strife by mutinies of soldiers plus coup attempts.
Power as well as water outages happen regularly here because of
drought and old machineries. The traffic lights get turned off during
night time, further endangering the city’s already fragile infrastructure.
This city has sustained severe damage to its infrastructure because of
war and sectarian violence lasting up to the present day. It’s one of the
world’s least hospitable places and also has one of the worst
qualities of living.