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Biggest Risks & Threats from Global Warming in the North American Eastern Region by City Tech Blogger Parves Mia

Each and every region of the world has different geographical features and different climates. 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 dangers a region faces.

Climate change can have certain consequences in the region of Eastern America. The Eastern American region, from its location on the tectonic plates, shows that there is not an imminent danger of devastating earthquakes, even though there is always a possibility.  Something that is a potentially devastating danger in the eastern region 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 affects have increased throughout the world, there has been a noticeable increase in the strength of hurricanes.  Global warming is the effect of greenhouse gas emissions on the atmosphere, which can cause drastic changes in seasonal weather.  This means that the summers are warmer, and the winters are colder.  During the summer seasons, the sun’s rays have a greater effect, which warms the oceans.  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 in direct danger of hurricanes since it is the nearest landmass in America where a hurricane can strike and because of the coastal location, mass amounts of water along with heavy precipitation can cause flooding.

From the effects of global warming, another strong weather event that can happen is tornados.  While being most common in the mid-American region, it is common for tornadoes to form in the eastern region.  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 meets the cooler air, there is a good possibility of a tornado forming along the eastern region.

Global warming can make naturally occurring disasters happen with more intensity.  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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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