Photo Credit: https://earth.nullschool.net/ After Hurricane Irma and Harvey caused massive destruction, another tropical storm named Nate is already approaching the Gulf Coast. Nate has caused deadly flooding in Nicaragua and Honduras. There is a possibility that it might hit coastal Louisiana to the Gulf Coast of Florida. After it caused destruction in Nicaragua and Honduras,
September 23, 2017 It’s estimated that Puerto Rico’s 3.5 million people are still without power after being hit three days ago with Hurricane Maria, a category 5 hurricane. The recent surge of hurricanes and tropical storms are directly related to climate change because of the warmer ocean and air temperatures. Puerto Rico’s Gov. Ricardo Rosselló
According to National Centers for Environmental Information (NOAA), average, global temperatures at the surface of the earth has warmed from 12.7°C to 13.75°C (1.05°C higher) since the start of the 20th century. Other evidence that shows global temperature has increased since the 19th century is the rise in sea level of 10 to 25 centimeters.
Scientists and meteorologists alike know that Hurricane Harvey is occurring during one of the most hurricane-friendly regions of the world at the very peak of hurricane season. But reasons for the force of this hurricane have now included climate change and global warming into the equation. Climate change didn’t cause Hurricane Harvey, but it very
One a recent segment of Leading Edge on PBS, they talked about how climate change is destroying the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is about the half the size of Texas, but is steadily growing smaller and dying due to the oceans rising temperatures. Two thirds of the corals in the northern part