Sci 209 Week 4 Paper
March 01, 2010
Natural disasters occurring from the climate change could be on the rise. Global warming has been rumored to be causing more hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, heavier monsoonal rains that cause major flooding, mud slides, and other disasters worldwide. A tropical cyclone, also referred to as hurricanes, typhoons, or cyclones, depending on where in the world the cyclone is occurring, are one of the world’s grandest shows of energy provided by nature. Hurricanes are large, swirling, low pressure storms that have sustained winds of over 74 miles an hour and are formed over warm ocean waters (NASA, n.d.). The purpose of this paper is to discuss hurricanes …show more content…
Hurricanes are a force of nature and a product of the ocean and the weather coming together to form a devastation machine. The winds stir the ocean and the storms also replace sands on the barrier islands. The fact that the earth is on a climatic temperature rise trend is sure to effect the frequency and strength of tropical cyclones. The fact that we insist on sharing the coastlines with the ocean will show an increasing level of loss associated with more and larger hurricanes in the future. The problems and devastation that results from hurricanes is multiplied by the development of man and the disappearance of natural barriers that shield the land from the oceans wrath.
Bettex, M. (n.d.). Hurricanes' effect on ocean