Global Warming Weather
Some skeptical people consider the heavier and more severe winters that have occurred recently as absolute proof that the idea of global warming is a complete myth and has no basis of truth. While the skeptics think that this constitutes complete proof that global warming is nonexistent, scientists maintain that the colder and harsher winters actually provide evidence for the case of global warming. It is unfortunate that people draw conclusions about certain serious issues affecting our environment without examining the scientific evidence that explains what may be hard to believe to the untrained observer.
Global warming has already started and will continue to affect weather patterns around the world. Different consequences of the warming trend include heavier rainy seasons, harsher winters, and more severe tropical storms. If you are just looking at the direct weather results from global warming you might not immediately be able to determine why people are considering this warming trend to be such a serious issue. It is the results of these changing weather occurrences, and the increasing severity of them, which has professionals around the world worried that not only the environment but also the individuals living in areas affected by these weather patterns.
In countries that experience monsoon seasons, and even in those that simply have issues with lowland flooding or erosion, a slight increase in the amount of rain they experience annually can be devastating. Mudslides and flooding can wipe out an area with as much devastating power as an earthquake or a hurricane. Increases in the mean global temperature cause elevated levels of evaporation and allow clouds to absorb more moisture. This creates heavier rain falls, which, in areas susceptible to adverse reactions to excess rainy conditions, can damage roads, buildings, and crops yields.
Severe Winter Storms
Elevated temperatures around the world could eventually change what are now colder areas into areas that are no longer able to sustain temperatures cold enough for winter weather such as frost, sleet and snow. The possibility of this occurring is so far in the future that it is not an immediate concern among scientists and activists working against the global warming climate. Instead, very similar to the conditions that create increased rainfall, more water is evaporated and clouds carry more moisture into cold fronts that eventually dump all of their contents onto colder zones during winter times. Reports of serious winter weather conditions have been rising in recent years, often interrupting the status quo of areas that are only prepared to deal with weather conditions that had been the norm for so many decades. Changing temperatures and more dangerous winter storms are interrupting daily life in many areas.
Warmer conditions in tropical climates are able to create stronger storms that end up ravaging areas around the Gulf Coast. While scientists do not agree on whether or not global warming will increase the average number of tropical storms that develop during the hurricane season, they are in agreement that the strength of these storms will continue to increase as the global warming trend continues.