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The Positive Effects of Hurricanes by CityTech Blogger Matthew Williams

When a hurricane is approaching, most people are only worried about getting prepared for the storm itself. Not many people think about how hurricanes can positively impact the environment. Some of the positive effects include more rainfall, seed dispersal, and habitat modification.  The heavy rainfall of a hurricane can be hazardous, but can also help

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Global Warming and Coastal Flooding by CityTech Blogger Branden Harris

From what I’ve read about global warning’s effect on coastal flooding I am concerned about what the future holds. As of right now the seas are rising by about an inch per decade. If greenhouse gas emissions aren’t controlled, global seas could rise by 10 inches to 2.5 feet, on average. The higher the sea

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Effects of Sea Level Rise in New York by City-Tech Blogger Henry Ovalle

  Scientists believe that sea level rise caused by global warming present a lot of risk to New York City and Long Island. More than 300,000 people could be affected with just with six feet of sea level rise. Scientist predict that the Atlantic coast including the south of Brooklyn stretching all the way to

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Our Shrinking Midwinter Sea Ice by City Tech Blogger Dave

The article that I have found this week talks about how this winter will be the lowest expansion of winter polar ice since records began 40 years ago. Records show that two million square kilometers of midwinter sea ice has disappeared. This could be due to global warming caused by carbon emissions from cars and

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Sea Level Rise – How Much by When? by City-Tech blogger Matthew Williams

One effect of climate change is rising sea levels. Because of excessive carbon emissions since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, annual average temperatures have been on the rise. Because of this, the polar ice caps are melting, leading to an increase in sea levels. A study by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows

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