The Clausius-Clapeyron Equation Identifies a Hotter Atmosphere Holds More Moisture
Areas of the United States have recently been hit hard with rainfall and flooding following Hurricane Harvey.
Debate on climate change continues to divide people across the globe. The idea that the climate changing is completely man made does not hold water, but links between the how the climate is changing, and the impact humans have on the climate can easily be identified.
BBC recently reported on the connections between human involvement and Hurricane Harvey.
“Over the past ten years or so we have seen a new branch of knowledge emerge called attribution science. That’s how much of this event is caused by human causes.” – Roger Harrabin
His research shows that lawyers continue to dig deeper into the percentage that can be drawn back to the area, industrial development, environmental destruction caused by major corporations, infrastructure, regulations, taxes, and pollution.
Pollution is one of the direct links between Hurricane Harvey and climate change.
Data shows that pollution from CO2 has a direct impact on global temperatures. Please review the charts from Skeptical Science to see the direct correlation between CO2 levels, and global temperatures.
In addition, with the global temperatures increasing, it directly connects to the Clausius-Clapeyron equation, that says that a hotter atmosphere holds more moisture. In areas of the country that are close to sea level, it will be vital for states and communities to increase taxes to pay for updated infrastructure.
Texas, Louisiana and Florida are doing okay financially. The people within those states can afford to help pay for updated infrastructure to avoid having to pay for disaster relief later down the road.
Hurricane Harvey is another sign of how the United States works on a reactive mindset, instead of a proactive point of view.
The goal for this article is to show the people across the world that climate change is taking place, and it is our responsibility to manage the impact of the environment.