One must note that such high levels of seas can dramatically affect the damages caused by a hurricane. This because oceans will push against land as they did in New Orleans, which brings devastating results, approximately 80 percent of the city was flooded (Plyer, 2015). One cannot go without mentioning that these storms cause a lot of rain, the combination of such examples will crush a city in many ways. Above all, any condition that affects climate conditions will take a toll in the way storms revolve. This remains true for meteorite impacts and nuclear explosions.
As the earth’s surface heats it becomes too warm to live in and many people, animals and plants will suffer. (EPA) The earth’s temperature naturally changes over the years, but over the last half of century, the record high temperatures drastically increased. Scientists have even warned us that in the last ten years we have had record high temperatures, which means the average temperatures in the United States could increase up to nine degrees. (NDRC) A major result of global warming that I have noticed by living in Florida is that it is making the hurricanes stronger and more treacherous. Every year, Florida gets hit by hurricanes and tropical storms, but during the last five years the damages have really increased.
As global warming continues to impact the earth, warmer days will become more frequent days, which means that there will be more heat waves. “Storms, flooding, and droughts will generally be more severe as precipitation patterns change. Hurricanes may increase in intensity due to warmer ocean surface temperatures” (Przyborski, 2013). Over the past fifty years, these types of weather conditions have increased and global warming caused most of them. Unfortunately, heat and weather is not the only thing happening with global warming.
These coastal wetlands are especially vulnerable to direct, large-scale impacts of climate change, primarily because of their sensitivity to sea-level rise. Observational records indicate that sea level has already risen between 10 and 25 cm globally over the past 100 years. In addition, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has projected a sea-level rise of 15-95 cm as a consequence of global warming. Sea-level rise will also increase the depth of coastal waters and increase inland and upstream salinity intrusion, both of which affect fresh and brackish water wetlands. Sea-level rise has the potential for increasing the severity of storm surges, particularly in areas where coastal habitats and barrier shorelines are rapidly deteriorating.
Moreover, despite coral surviving higher sea temperatures in the past, there are many other factors contributing to coral bleaching. Coral recovery depends on how often bleaching events occur and global warming increases this and worsens conditions for reproduction which is essential to survival. Coral bleaching due to global warming is more concerning than many people
It can cause more powerful, dangerous hurricanes. Based on the web site global warming effects around the world “Hurricane Katrina of August, 2005 was one of the most hostiles and one of the deadliest hurricanes in U.S. history”. This demonstrates how more warmer water in the oceans evaporates faster into tropical storms, making them stronger and potentially more destructive. In addition, warming can cause droughts and wildfire. The climate hot map shows how ‘warming have lead the increase drought frequency over the 30 last years”.
The previous incident would also explain the recurring flooding around the world. But how would these natural disasters come about? Currently, Earth is suffering through the problems of global warming. Global warming promotes more storms, floods and droughts. Possibly, the hurricanes and tsunamis will become potentially stronger than they were ever before.
That change would be most acute for low-lying states facing inundation. Complete submergence of base points from which the Marshall Isl... ... middle of paper ... ... Climate Dangers and Atoll Countries, pg. 325 (2003), http://www.uea.ac.uk/env/people/adgerwn/ClimChange2003Barnett.pdf. They note that without coral bleaching, reefs would possibly be able to grow apace with rising sea-levels, but they are not expected to be able to sustain themselves with the combined impact of projected sea level rise, projected increases in bleaching episodes, and with the additional stressors such as increased land-based sources of pollution and increased atmospheric concentration of CO2.
In addition the storm surge is very responsible for the most damage as well as deaths during a hurricane. The strong winds of a hurricane can cause widespread damage. If the hurricane continues for a long period of time it can cause flooding rains. Figure 3: Before and after a hurricane (graceadamshurricanekatrina.gov) In figure three it shows the after effect of hurricane Katrina. It shows the destruction and the damaged it made to peoples homes.
hurricanes) is of special interest to both the public and the scientific community. Further understanding may allow for better disaster preparedness and anticipation, hopefully reducing the costly ramif... ... middle of paper ... ... study: to better understand how specific variables affect the development and progression of storms so as to better equip the population for the inevitable onslaught of wind, rain and sea. Works Cited Graumann, Axel, Tamara Houston, Jay Lawrimore, David Levinson, Neal Lott, Sam McCown, Scott Stephens, and David Wuertz. "Hurricane Katrina, A Climatological Perspective." Http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/.