catastrophe in a sentence

The eruption of the volcanic island of Krakatoa was a catastrophe which killed 36,000 people, and caused oceanic and atmospheric changes over a period of many years.

The oil spill is a catastrophe for this sensitive marine environment.

War will be a catastrophe for the world, now that nuclear arms are so common.

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has flown emergency food supplies into Ethiopia to try to prevent a catastrophe.

Discussion question: Talk about a natural catastrophe which has occurred in your country.

The President has declared the earthquake a national catastrophe, and is sending immediate financial aid to the region.



Apple once observed that the sense of national catastrophe is inevitably heightened in a television age, when the whole country participates in it.



Wells once stated that human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

My speech was a total catastrophe, I forgot my notes, and the microphone wouldn’t work.

Find someone who has bought something out of a catalog.

An oil spill is a catastrophe for marine life unless it is cleaned up immediately.

Unfortunately, few passengers survived the catastrophe.

The downturn in the Korean economy has been a catastrophe for ESL schools here because they depended so much on their Korean clientele.

Are we prepared for a catastrophe in the Arctic?

At present, there are more questions than answers as to the cause of the catastrophe.

Maybe this catastrophe could put the spotlight on the disastrous situation of hospitals in Jazan..”

My knees started to tremble when I realized that this wasn’t a false alarm,but a catastrophe.

After the war, the “catastrophe” as she calls it, Kessler was plagued by guilt, sadness.

But it isn’t a catastrophe,” Lavrov told a news conference in Moscow.

Dahlan hit back in a lengthy interview on Egyptian television, branding Abbas a “catastrophe” for Palestinians.

Environmentalists also warn that catastrophe is looming.

Figueres says failure to prevent a warming of the globe would be a catastrophe.

Following the catastrophe, the country’s nuclear reactors were switched off.

Halting global warming won’t only save our children’s children from catastrophe, it will save lives now.

If there was a catastrophe – a crash or a breakup in flight – where is the wreckage?

If they close this clinic, it will be a catastrophe.

If we lose it will not be a catastrophe.

It called on the West to use its clout with Kyiv to “stop Ukraine from sliding into a national catastrophe.”

It says the situation there is a humanitarian catastrophe.

It would be a catastrophe for us if the Russians stopped coming.

It’s the cherry on the 10-decision, record-breaking catastrophe this evening.”

Lack of medical care makes reproductive health in poor countries a human rights catastrophe.

Many people made their names saying it would be a catastrophe.”