Posts Tagged Hurricanes

Severe Caribbean droughts may magnify food insecurity…

Intro: Climate change is impacting the Caribbean, with millions facing increasing food insecurity and decreasing freshwater availability as droughts become more likely across the region, according to new Cornell research in Geophysical Research Letters… Read the enn.com article here: https://www.enn.com/articles/55975-severe-caribbean-droughts-may-magnify-food-insecurity   Advertisements

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Hawaiian Island Vanishes Overnight…

A hurricane has wiped a Hawaiian island completely off the map… Read about it here at livescience.com: https://www.livescience.com/63921-hawaiian-island-vanishes.html

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Building the Caribbean’s Climate Resilience to Ensure Basic Survival | Inter Press Service…

Grenada has rebounded after being destroyed by Category 4 hurricane Ivan in 2004 which destroyed 90 percent of homes. More than a decade later, the island’s prime minister Dr. Keith Mitchell says adjusting to the new normal requires comprehensive and coordinated efforts to mainstream climate change considerations in development planning… Source: Building the Caribbean’s Climate […]

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Hurricane Season 2018: How Long It Lasts and What to Expect…

Intro:  Whipping winds, torrential downpours, power outages and floods — hurricane season in the Atlantic brings a host of dramatic and dangerous weather with it.  But when exactly does the Atlantic hurricane season start and how long does it last?  Read about this years hurricane season at LiveScience.com:  https://www.livescience.com/57671-hurricane-season.html

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Hurricanes: Stronger, slower, wetter in the future?…

Summary:  Scientists have developed a detailed analysis of how 22 recent hurricanes would be different if they formed under the conditions predicted for the late 21st century… Read all about this at ScienceDaily.com: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180521131532.htm

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Why Do Hurricanes Have Eyes? Scientists Still Don’t Really Know…

“A cyclone’s eye is a place of safety and a sign of danger…” Great article from livescience.com, read it here:  https://www.livescience.com/61415-hurricane-eye-wall-how-form.html

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Build Back Better: The Tiny Island of Dominica Faces New Climate Reality…

ROSEAU, Dominica, Dec 4 2017 (IPS) – McCarthy Marie has been living in the Fond Cani community, a few kilometres east of the Dominica capital Roseau, for 38 years. The 68-year-old economist moved to the area in 1979 following the decimation of the island by Hurricane David… Read the full article at ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/12/build-back-better-tiny-island-dominica-faces-new-climate-reality/

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Beyond wind speed: A new measure for predicting hurricane impacts…

What if there was a better way to forecast and communicate hurricanes’ damaging economic impacts, before they happen? Colorado State University civil engineers have developed an innovative new approach to assessing the resiliency of coastal communities to hurricanes. They’ve created a ‘multi-hazard hurricane impact level model,’ which estimates economic damages to be caused by storms, […]

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Geologic evidence is the forerunner of ominous prospects for a warming Earth…

Summary:  While strong seasonal hurricanes have devastated many of the Caribbean and Bahamian islands this year, geologic studies on several of these islands illustrate that more extreme conditions existed in the past. A new analysis shows that the limestone islands of the Bahamas and Bermuda experienced climate changes that were even more extreme than historical […]

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Back-to-Back Hurricanes Take Heavy Toll on the Caribbean…

Source (ipsnews.net): Back-to-Back Hurricanes Take Heavy Toll on the Caribbean | Inter Press Service

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Warmer Air Means More Evaporation and Precipitation…

A climate change article from climatecentral.org: http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/warmer-air-means-more-evaporation-and-precipitation

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Some Hurricane Maria news updates…

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/18/americas/atlantic-storms-maria-jose-lee/index.html http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/maria-hurricane-category-4-latest-news-updates-path-strength-puerto-rico-caribbean-a7954446.html http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT5+shtml/182048.shtml https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/18/hurricane-maria-intensifies-category-4-caribbean http://www.express.co.uk/news/weather/855462/hurricane-maria-path-update-track-models-map-forecast-NOAA-NHC-latest-news-USA

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GPM Satellite Finds Sheared Hurricane Jose Has Very Tall Storms…

Source, enn.com: Green Technology and Environmental Science News: GPM Satellite Finds Sheared Hurricane Jose Has Very Tall Storms

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Hurricane Irma: Everything You Need to Know About This Monster Storm…

Some  general information and updates from livescience.com: https://www.livescience.com/60320-hurricane-irma-news.html

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Atlas of the Human Planet 2017: How exposed are we to natural hazards? — ScienceDaily… 

Summary:  One out of three people in the world is exposed to earthquakes, a number which almost doubled in the past 40 years. Around 1 billion in 155 countries are exposed to floods and 414 million live near one of the 220 most dangerous volcanoes. The 2017 edition of the  Atlas of the Human Planet […]

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NOAA Forecasts Busy Hurricane Season for Atlantic | Climate Central… 

A Climate Central news report: http://www.climatecentral.org/news/2017-atlantic-hurricane-season-21476

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Study Targets Warm Water Rings that Fuel Hurricane Intensification in the Caribbean Sea… 

Geography and environment report from enn.com: http://www.enn.com/sci-tech/article/50632

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Hurricane Season: Here’s What to Expect… 

Whipping winds, torrential downpours, power outages and floods — hurricane season in the Atlantic brings a host of dramatic and dangerous weather events… Read all about it at livescience.com: Hurricane Season: Here’s What to Expect

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