Global Warming
01- 1000 years
02- CO2
03- Positive Feedback
04- 1C Increase
05- 2C Increase
06- 3C Increase
07- 4C Increase
08- 5C Increase
09- 6C Increase
10- Accelerated Tectonics
11- Ocean Basins
12- Building Storms
13- Warmer Waters
14- Chile Axis Shift
15- Hell In The Pacific
  Mars
16- Runaway Loops
17- Transition
18- Continuity of Worlds
19- Super Floods
20- Kasei Valles
21- Epicentre
22- Plate Boundaries
   
   
   

12 - Building Storms

Mobile, Alabama - hit by hurricane Katrina in 2005

 

In addition to an increase in earthquake and volcanic activity, as has recently been seen in and around the Pacific ring, with global warming there also comes an increase in storm activity.

With the exception of 1997 and 2002, every year since 1995 has had an above average hurricane activity. The intensity of them has also increased, with a higher percentage of category 4 and 5 hurricanes. In August 2005, hurricane 'Katrina' hit New Orleans and became one of the worst disasters the United States had seen since the Great Depression. In September, 'Rita' became the most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Gulf of Mexico and in October 'Wilma' became the most intense hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic basin.

( Hurricanes are also called Typhoons in the North West Pacific, and Cyclones elsewhere )

   
  Alan Lambert 2011