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Two Hurricanes in One Week. What's Next?

Sidney Drabkin

Posted on September 8, 2017 22:23

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Are we going to have a wild or normal fall this year?

Many people are wondering if this is typical fall weather, or if it has anything to do with climate change, because we are entering this fall with heavy rainstorms, gigantic hurricanes and extreme hot weather.

Typical fall weather, for the past several years, was a hurricane or tropical cyclone (a rainstorm moving 74 miles per hour), thunderstorms and hot weather. But today, these weather events seem worse than in years past. Is this due to human-induced environmental changes, or to natural changes that are affecting the earth?

When we talk about climate change, we are told that one of the indications of temperatures increasing across the globe is the warming of the ocean near the equator. Does this mean that, if the beginning of storms are cold, and the warm evaporation of the ocean’s water hits the cold storm while it's crossing the warm ocean, that this will cause more storms than normal?

Since the fall weather cools land, and a warm, strong wind is moving rain from a hurricane towards this land, this could mean many stronger hurricanes will occur in a year due to the warming of water near the equator.

If this hypothesis seems to be true, then our president and scientists should do something to limit the damage these storms will cause.

Sidney Drabkin

Posted on September 8, 2017 22:23

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