Wednesday, May 03, 2006

It's getting hot in here...

Hurricane Katrina - NOAA

Water temperatures in areas where hurricanes form in the Atlantic Ocean have warmed up over the past century and human activity could be the reason, scientists report.

To develop into a hurricane, a tropical storm needs its primary fuel — water — to be at least 80 degrees Fahrenheit (26.5 Celsius).

Previous studies suggest that warmer temperatures can fuel stronger storms. Long-term trends show that global ocean surface temperatures have warmed up in the past century, and that this is helping to create stronger hurricanes.

Read the article at Fox News or this article at NOAA

Global Warming is a scary subject and, despite doubts from countless millions, a very real danger to our civilization. Until it is perceived by the masses as a legitimate threat caused by our own actions, we are powerless to protect against the situation worsening.

Finally, scientific studies are being taken more seriously by the mainstream news media, as seen in this article and this article at Fox News. NOW is the time to act to prevent further damage to our fragile global ecosystem... before it's too late.

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