Negative Effects Of Hurricanes

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This paper introduces an important phenomenon that negatively affects the populations and the environment. Through it we aim to spread the awareness to the public and suggest a daily, simple and environmentally friendly life style and routine.The paper discusses the inflation of hurricanes intensity resulting from high temperature, which based on climate change phenomena. Through the last years, our earth has experienced a rise in the number and in the intensity of hurricanes. The impacts that these hurricanes lefts behind is enormous to human, environment, and economy. Preventing hurricanes from appearing is impossible, but by reducing the earth's temperature we can reduce hurricane's intensity, which can be by using the education, technology,…show more content…
They only form near the equator where ocean waters are warmer, and mostly happened between the end of summer and the beginning of fall when the water is evaporated. Hurricanes are classified into 5 categories based on the speed of the wind. This scale is known as Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. A tropical cyclone called hurricane when the wind speed of it gets to at least 74 mph (33 m/s; 64 kn; 119 km/h) which is the wind speed of Category 1. Hurricanes form when the sea's surface temperature increases above 26C. However, they result from a chaotic interaction between the difference in sea and air temperatures, humidity and wind, so there is disagreement about how frequent they will become in a warmer world. (Steve Connor,…show more content…
However, statistics are various when it comes to hurricanes intensity and frequency with rising temperature. For example, according to Pew Centre, "Globally, there is an average of about 90 tropical storms a year", supporting it with a graph that shows a 40% increase in North Atlantic tropical storms from 1950 until 2007. Another study found that during a period of 90 years, when the average global temperature increased by 0.7C, extreme hurricanes similar to Katrina, which devastated New Orleans in 2005, were nearly twice as likely in warmer years as colder years. (Steve Connor, 2012). While other sources like IPCC AR4 report (2007), says regarding global tropical storms: "There is no clear trend in the annual numbers [i.e. frequency] of tropical cyclones". This conflict and diametrically opposed theories about the increase of hurricanes frequency was a motive for choosing this topic.
"Scientists don't know exactly why or how a hurricane forms", (NASA, 2014). The mysteriously of hurricanes made us curious to discover if the high temperatures that our earth suffer from nowadays cause hurricanes intensity to rise, especially that heat plays a primary role for hurricanes to develop. And although statistics do not really show a huge increase in the hurricane's intensity, we still believe that there is a
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