Day: September 14, 2018

How Climate Change is Making Hurricanes More Dangerous

How Climate Change is Making Hurricanes More Dangerous

How Climate Change is Making Hurricanes More Dangerous

09/14/18

“How is Climate Change making Hurricanes more dangerous?”

 

With the advent of Hurricane Florence in the Eastern U.S, I think I should give a short explanation about how climate change exacerbates hurricanes. When the Earth’s temperatures become warmer than the air will hold more water vapor and the oceans will heat up and expand. When hurricane storms strike through the ocean, they will pick up more rain and move at a much faster pace. This ends up making hurricanes much more powerful and destructive. Reflecting, I think that this is just another reason we should invest in sustainable infrastructure and Climate Change Resilience.