Warm Water Hurricane

by dolmos on Décembre 7, 2015 - 6:55pm

 

John Schwartz in his article “The Pacific Ocean Becomes a Caldron” for the New York Times talks about the possibilities of Climate Change having a major impact on hurricanes. He takes as an example the hurricane “El Nino” and the “The Blob” that have been found to be more recurrent lately.  Schwartz states that hurricanes are thought to be caused by warmer waters and that the oceans greenhouse gasses absorption has increase the waters temperature, causing hurricanes in its turn. Schwartz also mentions other consequences of warmer ocean waters, he says that they increase water levels around the shorelines.

Sincerely, I do not understand why climate change is still treated as a myth or a possibility, if there is an extreme change in the weather it should be treated as an alarming situation. Even if it has not yet been 100% proven that climate change and the eutrophication of the ocean waters are making more recurrent and worsening the effect of hurricanes, the fact that there is a possibility is enough to be alarmed and strive to stop it.

 

Schwartz, J. (2015, Nov. 2). The Pacific Ocean Becomes a Caldron. New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/03/science/global-warming-pacific-ocean-e...

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