Tag: Weather and Climate

Hurricane Florence Tied to Climate Change

The fierce, roaring winds and heavy rain of hurricanes are extremely dangerous and frightening. However, to the people living in the Carolinas, this terror is a reality. Hurricane Florence first made landfall near Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina. It brought 92 mph winds, which is the highest wind gust since Hurricane Donna in 1960. It Read More

Science Behind Tropical Cyclones

When a tropical cyclone hits, many people experience the wrath of the most violent type of storm on Earth. Many people refer to these storms using different names such as typhoons, cyclones, tropical storms, or hurricanes. However, what most people don’t know is that the naming depends on where the storm forms, but all types Read More

Toba Catastrophe Theory Debunked

Volcanic eruptions can be disastrous to every organism living in its shadows. However, some volcanoes are so large that they are referred to as supervolcanoes. When supervolcanoes erupt, it can have world-wide catastrophic effects. In 1816, Mount Tambora erupted in Indonesia, and the emitted ash blocked out the sun in areas as far away as Read More

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

Polar Bears and Climate Change

Global warming is causing an overall decrease in sea ice distribution and structure. Arctic ecosystems and populations are exhibiting large-scale fluctuations in comparison to the naturally observed climate cycles. Large alterations of habitats cause shifts in trophic interactions, which can eventually lead to extinction. Populations of polar bears and other pagophilic species have been negatively Read More