Extreme Weather: Interconnections in Extreme Weather

Extreme Weather: Interconnections in Extreme Weather

Discover the ways in which air and water interact in a vast complex system. This video clip illustrates the interconnections between rising sea levels, forest fires, droughts, heat waves, typhoons, powerful storms, and flooding.


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Meteorology, Climatology, Economics

Transcript (English)

- [Narrator] Average global temperatures have risen one and a half degrees Fahrenheit in the last 150 years. A seemingly small change with a far reaching impact. For some regions, it means heavier snowfall. For others, longer droughts. Our air and water interact in a vast, complex system. Drought creates conditions for more forest fires. Melting glaciers contribute to sea levels rising. Powerful storms can bring widespread flooding. In the last decade, more than 150 million people lost their homes to extreme weather events.

Fires, heatwaves, typhoons, tornadoes, flooding. Everything is connected and the race is on to better understand the dynamics of our planet's natural forces.

Transcripción (Español)

- [Narrador] Las temperaturas globales promedio han aumentado un grado en los últimos 150 años. Un cambio pequeño con un impacto de largo alcance. Para algunas regiones, significa más nevadas. Para otras, sequías más largas. El aire y agua interactúan en un vasto y complejo sistema. La sequía aumenta el riesgo de incendios forestales. Los glaciares que se derriten contribuyen a que suba el nivel del mar. Fuertes tormentas pueden provocar grandes inundaciones. En la última década, más de 150 millones de personas han perdido sus hogares por eventos climáticos extremos.

Incendios, olas de calor, tifones, tornados, inundaciones. Todo está conectado y pronto debemos entender mejor la dinámica de las fuerzas naturales de nuestro planeta.

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Last Updated

May 9, 2024

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