Friday, April 7, 2017

Increase Of Extreme Weather Events

• It is likely that tropical storms (cyclones) will become more frequent and more intense as a result of increased sea surface temperatures and moisture in the air

• Sea level rise will have devastating effects during storms due to surges

• Based on a range of models, it is likely that future tropical cyclones (typhoons and hurricanes) will become more intense, with larger peak wind speeds and more heavy precipitation associated with ongoing increases of tropical sea-surface temperatures.

• There is less confidence in projections of a global decrease in numbers of tropical cyclones. The apparent increase in the proportion of very intense storms since 1970 in some regions is much larger than simulated by current models for that period.

• Extra-tropical storm tracks are projected to move poleward, with consequent changes in wind, precipitation and temperature patterns, continuing the broad pattern of observed trends over the last halfcentury.

• Some recent studies suggest that erratic weather events have serious impacts on wildlife and will further contribute to a decline of biodiversity.

Source of Information : Climate Change: A Silent Threat by Sylvain Richer de Forges
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