Well based upon climatologists, the trapping of greenhouse gases is contributing to global warming -- so yes, it is getting warmer. But what about our weather? Will it too be impacted by the increase in temperature? Without a doubt. Warmer surface temperatures raises the rate of evaporation, which leads to incredibly ferocious precipitation, storms, and weather.
How is this happening? Can you please tell me more?
Certainly. Everything boils down to the world's largest body of water -- our ocean. As the air surrounding us heats up from our causes and our very existence, the ocean will experience higher levels of evaporation. The ocean plays a huge part in the hydrologic cycle, which is a natural phenomenon where water traverses through the land and the sky. Basically, we get precipitation courtesy of this. With intensifying levels of evaporation, we begin to see more precipitation on land.
Awesome! More rain!
While an increase in rainfall can help with current climate problems, such as desertification and soil erosion, it also introduces problems as well. Increasing weather creates "ripple effects". These "effects" include, but are not limited to:
impacts on energy infrastructure
Additional pseudo-effects include:
But wait! Doesn't rain resolve desertification and soil erosion?
In specialized places, increasing levels of precipitation can resolve desertification and soil erosion issues, so yes. However since global warming is a factor in extreme weather, other parts of the world can see an increase in severe weather pattern. Analytics predict that heat-like environmental concerns (e.g. heat waves and desertification) will rise. Do you want to build a snowman? Then you most likely will have to wait until the world cools down.
How will I be affected?
For the first time in forever, climatologists have a huge advantage in long term weather predicting. Scientists from around the world has come to a conclusion that the chance and the intensity of severe weather has been doubled. They conclude that we will expect more heat waves, more rainfall, more twisters, more hurricanes, and more flooding. If you live in flood-prone terrain, be prepared. For people like us who live in desert-esque conditions, we prioritize our weather focus mainly on heat. Here in the sunshine-haven, California, wildfires are very common. An increase in heat wave events will leave us more vulnerable to natural, heat-related occurrences, especially wildfires.
You and I will be affected from the financial burdens that arises, mainly due to the fact that the demand in insurance will increase. Extreme weather is a multi-billion-dollar environmental obstruction. With each passing years, we will begin to see damage to the economy and to the individual. Check out this informational video on extreme weather: