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The Biggest Risks Caused by Climate Change is seen in Threats to North America’s Eastern Region by City Tech Blogger Andrew Singh

Global warming from climate change can make naturally occurring disasters happen with more intensity. There needs to be an understanding of how climate change can be of consequence in the region of Eastern America. Hurricanes can form with more intensity and greater consequences and can cause other things to happen like flooding. Tornados can also occur with more intensity which may not be as devastating as hurricanes, but can still cause significant damage. There is no definite way to say that a region is safe from a certain threat, however it can be predicted from data and past records what a region can be in danger of, and safe from.

Global warming is the effect of greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere which cause warmer air to be trapped making the earth hotter and the oceans warmer. This in turn can cause drastic changes in seasonal weather, for instance summers are warmer, and the winters are colder.  During the summer seasons, the sun’s rays have a greater effect, which warms the oceans water.  This may not necessarily mean that hurricanes may be as frequent, however, this does mean that the hurricanes which do form will be more intense with stronger wind, and more rain.  Being on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, the eastern region of North America is at direct danger for a hurricane since it is the nearest landmass in America where a hurricane can strike.  Hurricanes can also cause due to the masses of water that can come with the precipitation as well as its coming onto land.  From the effects of global warming, another possibility of something to happen along the eastern region are tornados. While being most common in the mid-American region, it is common for them to form in the eastern region. Each and every region of the world has different features both with geography and climatically. The region of Eastern America has its own differences from other regions of the world, and along with that its own threats that must be faced.

The Eastern American region, from its location on the tectonic plates, is not in imminent danger of devastating earthquakes, even though there is always a possibility.  Something that is a danger in the eastern region that could be potentially devastating, are hurricanes. Hurricanes typically form over the ocean where there is warm water. This water evaporates, and the sudden rise of warm air surging to the atmosphere can “twist”, resulting in a hurricane.  Over the years, as global warming’s affect has increased throughout the world, there has been a noticeable increase in the strength of hurricanes. Tornados form when cool dry air meets warm humid air, which is something that can also occur due to global warming.  Since temperature changes more drastically with the atmosphere being changed due to global warming, there are warmer temperatures along the equator and cooler temperatures further north.  When the air that has been warmed or cooled meet, there is the possibility of a tornado forming along the eastern region which is in the middle of the equator and the northern region of the world.

 

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