Global Warming … Reality … YES!!!

Do you think that global warming is a reality? Why would people in the government deny it? What do they gain by denying it?

This isn’t a game of hide and seek. This isn’t a game of tag, someone else is it. This is going outside and seeing what is going on. This is about the abuse of the planet that we have. I will bring in as much fact as I can to this. This is something that we can’t afford to ignore anymore.

First off, climate change is happening. The easiest way to prove this is look at what is happening to the storms that we have had recently. When you look at the number of tornadoes that we have had as of recent years, it shows that there are two things that need to be looked at. One is the size of the storms and the second is the number of storms that we are having.

The following graph will show the percent of average tornadoes by month in 2012 and 2011.

Now if we look at the average annual numbers you will see there are an average of 1,224 per year. The image will show you per state.


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Now if we look at intensity levels of them and we can see that the scale is a rather interesting one to look at.

HOW TO MEASURE TORNADOES: THE EF SCALE

THE EF SCALE


The original Fujita Scale (or F Scale) was developed by Dr. Theodore Fujita. All tornadoes, and other severe local windstorms, were assigned a number according to the most intense damage caused by the storm.

The enhanced F Scale (EF Scale) was implemented in the United States on February 1, 2007. The EF scale uses three-second wind gust estimates based on a more detailed system for assessing damage, taking into account different building materials.


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If we look at the average temperature of the Ocean you will see that the water temperature depends on where you live but the thing is that the temperature is rather warm.

If you want to know about the temperature of the ocean, you have to learn about the parts of the the ocean first. The top part of the ocean is called the surface layer. Then there is a boundary layer called the thermocline. The thermocline separates the surface layers and the deep water of the ocean. The deep ocean is the third part of the ocean.

The Sun hits the surface layer of the ocean, heating the water up. Wind and waves mix this layer up from top to bottom, so the heat gets mixed downward too. The temperature of the surface waters varies mainly with latitude. The polar seas (high latitude) can be as cold as -2 degrees Celsius (28.4 degrees Fahrenheit) while the Persian Gulf (low latitude) can be as warm as 36 degrees Celsius (96.8 degrees Fahrenheit). Ocean water, with an average salinity of 35 psu, freezes at -1.94 degrees Celsius (28.5 degrees Fahrenheit). That means at high latitudes sea ice can form. The average temperature of the ocean surface waters is about 17 degrees Celsius (62.6 degrees Fahrenheit).

90 % of the total volume of ocean is found below the thermocline in the deep ocean. The deep ocean is not well mixed. The deep ocean is made up of horizontal layers of equal density. Much of this deep ocean water is between 0-3 degrees Celsius (32-37.5 degrees Fahrenheit)! It’s really, really cold down there! 3

There is a link to NOAA that shows about the increase in the water temp and how much it has happened.

We need to stop this. We are doing this. This is a dare for you. Walk to the store if it is in distance (3-4 blocks) instead of driving, take the bus to work, carpool when you have to drive and turn the lights off. See how the walk each day makes you feel. See if you start to feel better about yourself if you know that you are taking an active part in protecting the planet.

 

Suggested Reading

http://www.almanac.com/topics/weather/severe-weather/tornadoes

https://www.windows2universe.org/?page=/earth/Water/temp.html

http://www.publicaffairs.noaa.gov/releases2000/mar00/noaa00020.html

 

 

 

Sources:

1} http://www.ustornadoes.com/2016/04/06/annual-and-monthly-tornado-averages-across-the-united-states/

2} http://www.almanac.com/content/how-measure-tornadoes-ef-scale

3} https://www.windows2universe.org/?page=/earth/Water/temp.html

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