Hurricane Safety Bullet Points

Hurricanes are violent storms which bring intense winds, heavy rain, storm surge, flooding, erosion, landslides and tornadoes. While it is difficult to predict the exact time, place, and force of hurricanes, residents along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts must be prepared. The season for hurricanes runs from June through November, with most hurricanes occurring mid-August […]

Global Climate Scenario: Abruptly Changing Climates

Part 10 of United States Climate Change Impact. Not all changes in the climate are gradual. There is the possibility of greater changes in climate than current scenarios and models project. The long record of climate found in ice cores, tree rings, and other natural records show that Earth’s climate patterns have undergone rapid shifts […]

Hurricanes and the Oil Spill

What will happen to a hurricane that runs through this oil slick? Most hurricanes span an enormous area of the ocean (200-300 miles) — far wider than the current size of the spill. If the slick remains small in comparison to a typical hurricane’s general environment and size, the anticipated impact on the hurricane would […]