How does global warming cause storms?

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  • How does global warming cause storms?


Answer #1 | 17/12 2013 17:49
Warmer water leads to quicker evaporation. Quicker Evaporation leads to high concentrates of moisture in the clouds. Higher moisture content in the clouds leads to more rainfall. More rainfall leads to more flooding. Warming also leads to greater pressure differences between High and Low, which leads to higher winds to accommodate the greater pressure variances.
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Answer #2 | 17/12 2013 17:55
Global warming does no actually cause storms. A warmer atmosphere is capable of holding more moisture and water vapor is the fuel for storms. This allows for more frequent, more enduring and stronger storms. This does not mean that every storm will be all or any of these. Just that the potential will exist for them to be so due to the increased water vapor in the atmosphere.
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Answer #3 | 17/12 2013 18:27
It doesn't cause storms. However, the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere is partly determined by the Clausius-Clapeyron relation, which gives the equilibrium vapor pressure for a particular temperature. The higher the temperature, the higher the vapor pressure and the more water vapor in the atmosphere. When water vapor condenses into clouds it releases heat, which can drive storms. Thunderstorms and hurricanes are examples of storms driven by heat release from water vapor condensation. If there is more water vapor then that can help drive these storms. In contradistinction, there are other storms driven by temperature differences (baroclinic storms) like cold and warm fronts. In a warmer world there may be less temperature difference between equator and poles, and these storms may weaken or the storm track may move poleward, or both.
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Answer #4 | 17/12 2013 18:59
Well there are a few theories on how increased warmth can cause storms. But hang on we have not has any warming for 17yrs now, so how can it cause storms,
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Answer #5 | 18/12 2013 22:50
It doesn't --- not if you are talking about **man-made** Global Warming -- because it does NOT exist. Top climate scientists say there is no man-made Global Warming. The Great Global Warming Swindle Global Warming Doomsday Called Off st=PLC012004CB098DE90&feature=results_main ---------------- -------
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