Glossary- Frequency- The rate at which something occurs or is repeated over a particular period of time or in a given sample. This is critical because the word frequency relates to how often these weather events are happening. It’s important to scientists to calculate when extreme weather is happening. Vulnerability-the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally. This is critical because we need to understand that the earth is becoming more vulnerable to extreme weather. Also citizens are vulnerable to the extreme weather when it happens to their area. Cogent- (of an argument or case) clear, logical, and convincing. This is critical to the topic because it needs to be brought up right now to people who don’t think it’s a problem. Also it is clear that global warming is happening. Crop yield- The measurement often used for a cereal, grain or legume and is normally measured in metric tons per hectare. This is critical because crop yields could start decreasing. Also we already have a food shortage in some parts of the world and this could devastate. Prudent- acting with or showing care and thought for the future. This is critical because people are going to need to start thinking about the future if they want to save the midwest. Also they need to start fixing it now so we won’t have problems in the future. Infrastructure- the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g., buildings, roads, and power supplies) needed for the operation of a society or enterprise. This is critical cause this is the main topic regarding climate change in the midwest. If it is not addressed infrastructure in the midwest could fall.
What type of Preparations are being made for extreme weather in the midwest?