How are weather patterns affected by global warming?
Many weather storms are occurring before it is expected. All weather storms are created based on what the temperature is in the surrounding area. Hurricanes, for example, are formed based on the ocean’s temperature. Which is why, “hurricanes are confined to [early June and end of November] because they require warm sea surface temperatures to form… so it was unusual for [Hurricane Alex] to form so late out of season.” according to “Theses Graphics Show How Terrible Climate Change Was In 2016.” Due to global warming, ocean’s temperature has increased, thus causing Hurricane Alex to form. Not only are hurricanes impacted by the sudden increase in ocean’s temperature, rainstorms are also affected. According to “Climate change in 2016: the good, the bad, and the ugly,” the increase in temperature can cause large amounts of ocean water to evaporate into the sky. With the large amount of water vapor hovering over countries, it can cause heavy rainfalls that can last for days which can lead to flooding. Yet, the problem is not the heavy rainfall, the problem is the amount CO2 in the atmosphere.
Why are there large amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere?
As of now, carbon dioxide is being produced more than it can be recycle. Plants aren’t able to keep up with the amount of carbon dioxide being made. Ever since the 19th century, humans have been digging up carbon related materials and have been burning them for fuel (How the World Passed a Carbon Threshold and Why It Matters). Humans have been consuming fuel to power their everyday needs. Mark Brush, from Michigan Radio, said, “[Did you] burned a gallon of gas driving around? You just put around 20 pounds of CO2 into the air.” Many scientist believe that there can be an alternative energy source humans can use.
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