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Climate Change Impacts on Flooding by City-Tech Blogger Jerry Camilien

The change in sea volume stems from the melting of sea ice that will cause the sea levels to rise. Because of this flooding can occur more often when surges from rivers and ocean waters

over flow their banks and flow unto the land. These floods can happen during or after torrential rainstorms, tropical storms, hurricanes, tsunamis. The greater the storm intensity and frequency coupled with rising sea levels the more frequent the floods which climate change plays a major role in.The warmer waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian ocean could mean extreme storms that can keep going longer and stronger. Global warming of just a few degrees to these oceans can be associated with widespread changes regionally and locally. The areas that will be greatly impacted are low-lying areas, coastal areas, and even islands. If the landmass is closer to the sea level they will experience the floods more so than inland areas. The threat of flash floods can occur in a short amount of time. This will impact local streets making them rivers that are impassable by commuters. People with homes can experience water damages quickly and some instance homes are swept away. The farmers farmland that grow crops can be threatening by this which in turn effects the food supply. This can mean paying more for food because flooding has damaged crops. It can also bring down older trees and trigger mud slides that occurred recently in California. The threat of contamination and access to clean water from reservoirs may cause health issues to people affected. Usually the tourism industry takes a decline from business because most travelers would not go to places where floods are ongoing.

As far mitigating this global issue is education on global warming and climate change effects is at the top of my list. I think today that most people don’t thinks it’s an issue, or believe that this is real. We need to adopt the mindset of going green. Investing more into eco-friendly cars and electrical appliances that are eco-friendly. Doing business with companies who are utilizing cleaner energy sources and cleaner technologies as oppose to the ones that are not.





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