Posted by ASHLEY
Published on Mon, Oct 29 2012
In perusing the lastest news about Hurricane Sandy I've come across several articles that connect this "Frankenstorm" to climate change. In particular scientists predict that Atlantic storms will intensify due to warming oceans. It reminded of the swift melting of Himalyian ice because in 2007 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimated that at the current rate of climate change this body of ice will be gone by 2035. This overflow of water contributed to rising sea levels and salination of fresh ground in Bangladesh (Climate Refugees. Argos Collectif). It's amazing how this natural phenomenon alters the water on our planet.
For more on the link between climate change and Hurricane Sandy here's a curation of articles and videos:
- Slow-moving hurricanes such as Sandy on the rise - newscience.com
- Climate Change Feeds Hurricane Sandy - Science 20
- Bill McKibben on Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change: "If There Was Ever a Wake-up Call, This is It" - Democracy Now
- Hurricane Sandy: Climate Change Activists Offer Stark Reminder Before Storm Hits - Huffington Post