After Typhoon Mangkhut and Hurricane Florence ravaged South East Asia and North Carolina, experts have a sad news for the world: we haven’t seen the last of these super storms. In fact, they could become more common in the years to come, several scientists warned.
It’s definitely a prediction that could, unfortunately, mean more devastation, more property damages, and more loss of lives.
Hurricane Florence as captured by a camera outside the International Space Station.
According to University of California environmental scientist Xie Shang-ping:
“Warm sea surface temperatures help intensify tropical cyclones.
“This summer, sea surface temperatures have been abnormally warm in many parts of the world, as part of the general global warming trend.”
The hurricane left Carolina flooded for days.
Further emphasizing that, the Hong Kong Observatory said super typhoons have become a bit more common in our times compared with 1961 to 2010.
So far in 2018, we’ve have four cyclones reach the super typhoon category in the north Pacific and South China Sea namely Jelawat, Maria, Jebi and Mangkhut.
Satellite image of Super Typhoon Mangkhut as it approaches the Philippines.
Meanwhile, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have also warned that the North Atlantic will likely experience another above-normal hurricane season before the year ends.
“Overall, the intensity of a tropical cyclone is expected to increase, both in wind speed and rainfall. But regional variations are expected, and those depend on the pattern of ocean surface warming.”
Mangkhut caused massive destruction in both Hong Kong and the Philippines.
Hong Kong Observatory scientific officer Choy Chun-wing likewise warned that super typhoons will be more frequent in our times. He said that warmer climate will not only increase the intensity of typhoons and hurricanes – and the same can be said about the amount of rain they will bring.
“A warming climate will theoretically provide more energy to fuel storms in the future.
“Along with rising sea levels, the threat of tropical cyclone-induced storm surges in coastal cities like Hong Kong will also increase.”
Here’s a CNN interview about the topic:
Brave Diver Saves Shark’s Life By Removing Fishing Net From Its Mouth
“It was a very dramatic and intense moment with a happy ending.”
You may be a badass but believe us when we say you’ve got nothing compared with this man. As you can tell from the title and as you will see on the video below, this total tough guy helped save a shark from danger – by removing a fishing net from its mouth.
That’s quite a terrifying act to do, right? But yes, that’s exactly what Inaki Aizpun did and the captured footage immediately went viral online, with numerous netizens praising his heroic (and extremely brave!) deed.
Inaki Aizpun, a diving instructor, courageously rescued a shark from a horrible death.
Blue Macaw Parrot, The Inspiration Behind RIO, Is Now Officially EXTINCT
Remember those adorable blue birds from the movie Rio? They’re extinct now!
Remember those adorable blue Brazilian birds in the animated film Rio? Their specie is officially one of the eight bird species that have just gone extinct this decade, experts said.
It’s definitely a heartbreaking reality that we have to live with. Extinction isn’t a thing of the past and it still happens today.
Spix’s macaw, also known as the little blue macaw, has become extinct.
Jakarta Is Sinking Fast, Experts Predict It Could Be Lost Underwater By 2050
Jakarta could be another Atlantis.
Chaotic and cosmopolitan, Jakarta, is one of the host cities of the 2018 Asian Games. It is currently getting a lot of attention. Little did they know than in 32 years, this place may no longer exist.
The capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta, is a sprawling metropolis. Nestled next to the Java Sea and with about 13 rivers and several canals running through it, this mega-city of 10 million people is not a stranger to calamities. In fact, the frequency of freak floods caused by climate change is already posing threats to the city’s survival. But this is not their only problem.
Jakarta is sinking fast and will be lost underwater like Atlantis by 2050.