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Hurricane season 2017: The truth about US storms and climate change

Hurricane season 2017: The truth about US storms and climate change

NOAA

Northern coastal Atlantic states like New York and New Jersey are likely to see more tropical storms and hurricanes like Irene and Sandy as a result of climate change, according to Tselioudis.

It’s been almost 12 years since Hurricane Katrina obliterated the city of New Orleans in 2005 during the most active hurricane season on record.

Fifteen hurricanes spawned in the Atlantic region that year and seven of those were considered major hurricanes — with category three, four or five winds of 111 mph and up…

 

There’s so much CO2 in the atmosphere that planting trees can no longer save us

Humans emit roughly 30 to 40 billion tons of the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, into the atmosphere each year. If we keep it up, Earth will continue to heat up and ultimately devastate our way of life.

So what can we do about it?

Most scientists agree that we need a way to capture some of that CO2 out of the atmosphere. One idea is to plant lots of trees. Trees use CO2 in order to grow. They also release oxygen, so it’s a win-win.

But recent reports indicate that we simply can’t grow enough trees to capture the necessary amount of CO2 that would help us…

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