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Hurricane Michael: Consequences

Hurricane Michael descended on the Florida Panhandle at night on October 10. As recently as Sunday morning, Michael was a badly organised system of rain clouds “meandering off the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula”, according to the National Hurricane Centre. It powered up quickly into a tropical storm by Sunday night then sprinted north across the Gulf of Mexico, leaping from...

Extreme Weather Conditions in 2018

Extreme weather can become much deadlier this year according to the point of scientists. Higher temperatures lead to more frequent and long-lasting heat waves causing adverse environmental impacts. Extreme temperatures, for instance, affect human health in the form of heat strokes, heat cramps, and even death; the agricultural sector faces retarded crop growth, and the energy sector experiences difficulties coming...

How to Be Safe Before, During and After Hurricane?

Hurricane impacts more than just coastal areas, causing flooding sometimes hundreds of miles inland. Most home and business insurance policies will not cover flooding associated with these storms – leaving you susceptible to potentially large losses. There are some things to keep in mind before, during, and after a storm to help keep you safe and minimize your losses. Before a hurricane...

Islands That Will Be Uninhabitable Soon

Islands-atolls could become uninhabitable within decades. A group of American scientists declared such an information. Because of the climate change and lack of fresh water, most of the atolls from the Maldives to Hawaii will be abandoned by the middle of the century. In the new study, published in Science Advances, the scientists predict that as sea levels rise, thousands...

Climate in 100 Years: What to Expect?

Climate changes all the time and 100 years is a short period for the significant changes. However, if you try to analyse climate data for the last 150 years, you will notice several different periods. Therefore, the Little Ice Age took place in 1650 and ended until the end of the XIX century. Exactly since that moment, the global warming...

Extreme Weather Conditions in Europe

The weather is a changeable phenomenon. The scientists of Newcastle University (Great Britain) have analyzed the current changes of extreme weather conditions in European cities. According to the results of the research, until 2050-2100 such natural disasters as floods, heatwaves and droughts will occur much oftener than earlier. Using all the available climate models and weather data, the team showed...

The Second World’s Global Deluge

Researchers believe that the second Global Deluge can take place already in 2100. Recently, a team of American scientists with the leader R. Steven Nerem, Associate Director of the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research, determined that the level of World’s Ocean increases faster. Such a phenomenon concerns with the global warming that leads to the glaciers’ melting in Antarctic and...

Flooded Cities: NASA Forecast

The scientists of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration developed the first program that predicts possible submerged regions because of melting glaciers. According to the weather data, almost 50% of all world glaciers have been melting. So, due to the global dimension of glacier melting, some cities are in danger. This program considers such aspects as Earth rotation speed and...

Global Climate Change: Reasons and Consequences

During the last years, the climate has changed on Earth. Some countries experience abnormal heat, other too cold and snowy winters that are unusual for these areas. The ecologists call this phenomenon as the global climate change. It includes the increase of the annual average temperature that provokes melting of the glaciers and increasing the level of World’s Ocean. Except...

Top 5 natural disaster alert apps

Volcano eruptions, floods, earthquakes – it seems like mother nature is striking back. Natural disasters have been attacking our planet for thousands of years and, therefore, mankind feels helpless when it comes to weather forecast or meteorologists’ predictions. People have been inhabiting Earth for 2 thousands years and sometimes it seems that nature reminds us of how dependent we remain...

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