Climate Change Will Bring Wetter Storms in U.S., Study Says TATIANA SCHLOSSBERG

Summary of Article: Big Storms that cause flash floods, landslides and other natural disasters are becoming more prominent. Climate change has directly affected this increase of big storms as research has shown. However, new studies have shown that precipitation will increase in the US with different regional variations. Scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., may have discovered that rainstorms may become more frequent and intense if greenhouse gas emissions remain at current levels. Humidity is the key factor to behind the increase of flash floods. Extreme precipitation is likely to increase with rising temperatures because of growing atmospheric humidity, leading to a higher risk of flash flooding nationwide. Climate scientists believe these predictions have already started to come true, as New England and Louisiana have had some serious flooding throughout the last several years. Some areas in the country will not be effected by such storms. The Northwest is likely going to see more intense winter storms, but summer thunderstorms will probably not increase in intensity. These increased amount of storms may seem welcoming to areas with drought, but its not. Heavy rainfall in areas of drought can lead to soil erosion, also washing away plants that help the soil absorb moisture.

Cars are immediately immobilized due to Flash flooding

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Analysis on the Article: Climate change is a big topic to talk about. Its important because it effects the many live of the different species that live on this planet along with us. Climate change has been a cause due to human activity. We've destroyed the environment and other species due to climate change. One example is coral, coral are very sensitive to the change in temperature of the water. Even the slightest change in temperature may cause coral bleaching, making them turn to a pale white color. This bleaching happens when the coral losses its major source of food, and they become more susceptible to disease. Climate change has also affected the icebergs in the north. Tons of icebergs have been melted over the past year than in the recent decades. With more water in the oceans, floods and other natural disasters may occur more frequently. Climate change is not only effecting we humans but also among the animals and plants that we coexist with.

Coral's being affected by the change in temperature over the years

My Big "Takeaway": We owe it to the animals and plants that are being effected by climate change because its a problem we, humans, have created. Climate change has a direct correlation with the Carbon cycle, a topic we have recently just learned in class. The Carbon dioxide released from burning fossil fuels is our problem. Humans are selfish so we mostly think about how to improve our lives instead of those that also live on this planet. We share this planet with other species yet we haven't been able to help them rather we have only destroyed their lives. Many animals are going extinct and its usually due to human activities. We need to help these plants and animals because they live among us, we must not forget. Finding a better way for a source of energy so that we can have a lesser impact on climate change will benefit our friends in this world. I hope that in the future we an make a difference on how we impact climate change so that many plants and animals can live on this amazing planet without a worry.


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