HURRICANES - John Wawrzonek

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Water–HURRICANES

WATER COMES IN MANY FORMS and so begins the complxity of the Climate Change Process.

OCEANS: Water is heated when it comes in contact with warm air. It then does two important things:

1. It expands causing the sea level to rise.

2. It evaportes more causing the humidity of the air to rise. The humidity in the air gives storms their energy, so hurricanes become more severe.

An excellent article is by the Union of Concerned Scientists and can be found by clicking HERE.

The most active Atlantic hurricane season in four years came to an end on Wednesday, Nov. 30. The season spawned 15 named storms, seven of which were hurricanes. The season was the deadliest since 2005 and the costliest since 2012. Hurricane Matthew was the strongest storm, reaching Category 5 status in early October. Matthew was the first hurricane to reach Category 5 status since 2007.

2016 WAS ONE OF THE WORST YEARS FOR HURRICANES.

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