Tag: Flood

Flash Floods- The Cause of Most Weather-Related Deaths

Flash floods are the number one cause of weather-related deaths in the world because of their immense power, speed, and unpredictability. In the United States, the amount of deaths caused by floods largely exceeds those killed by tornadoes, hurricanes, and lightning combined. Furthermore, the amount of deaths and injuries caused by these natural disasters increases Read More

The Political Theory of Climate Change

For decades now, climate change is one of the most discussed problems about the environment and has aroused lots of scholarly interest in several quarters. The effect of climate change is quite apparent ranging from the continuous rise in the earth’s surface temperature by 0.85-degree centigrade. The increase in temperatures links to the emission of Read More

The Science Behind the Sea Level Rising

For over a century now, sea level has been on the rise and has been at an even more rapid rate in the last decade. According to tidal gauge readings and satellite measurement, Global Mean Sea level has been on the increase by 0.3 inches (3.2 millimeters) annually. Within the last decade, it has approximately Read More

Measuring Rainfall: Types of Rain Gauges

Long before now, several scientists wanting to measure rainfall came up with a few designs of rain gauges. The Ancient Greeks and in India were one of the first to create tools to measure rainfall. Then came Korea which first to create a standardized gauge called a Cheugugi. Rain Gauges We have rain gauges which are Read More

How Do Wetlands Prevent Flooding?

Wetlands are a part of the ecosystem which posses several physical features such as a piece of land that is always wet. These will set it in the gap between the wildlife and where the water is contained. This unique habitat is found where both water and soil interact to support both plant and animal life. Read More