Adapting to intense storms

by Furgang, Adam.

Format: Print Book 2013
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Summary
The frequency and severity of tornadoes, hurricanes, tropical storms, thunderstorms, blizzards, ice storms, dust storms, and cyclones have all increased around the globe. Scientists have found evidence that these storms are likely triggered by an overall warming of the planet, due largely to human activity, particularly the burning of heat-trapping fossil fuels. Readers will survey the scope of the problem, learn about the mechanisms at work behind storms of increasing frequency and intensity, see the outlined steps being taken to combat the global warming that promotes intense storms, and learn about the cutting-edge technologies being developed to secure our homes, offices, and other buildings and structures as well as protect the human lives they contain.
Additional Information
Series Science to the rescue.
Subjects Storms -- Juvenile literature.
Climatic changes -- Juvenile literature.
Climatic extremes -- Juvenile literature.
Weather forecasting -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :Rosen Central,2013
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781448868483 (library binding)
1448868483 (library binding)
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