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Climate Change and Tsunamis by City Tech Blogger Brayan Fernandez

For the most part, we have seen how climate change is in one or another way connected to changes in the earth and other natural disasters. We are dealing with different specific natural changes and how they can be responsible for being the cause of one another. In this case, we want to explore the relationship between climate change and tsunamis and the connections between them and how they interact.

We have the basic idea of what a tsunami is and what their effects are. However, if you don’t know I will briefly explain, a tsunami is a huge sea wave. Think about it as a big wall made out of water which is usually triggered by an earthquake or any other irregular disturbance. Now as Bruce Lee once said, “Water can flow or it can crash,” which means that by the time this huge wave of water gets to your coast it might lose kinetic energy but its momentum is still enough to cause damage once it crashes against trees, houses, and other structures.

Tsunamis are heavily affected by sea level rise which is connected to climate change. An example would be the melting of ice on the sea which increases water volume, once the water volume increases there is more water mass to create a more powerful and devastating Tsunami which will increase the risk of more structural damage and loss of life. This shows the direct connection that climate change has with tsunamis and the way in which they can manifest. Overall, we saw the connections there are between certain natural disasters, climate change, and how they can become the cause of one another or how they directly or indirectly connect to one another.

 

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