A winter storm. Photo by: Pexels.com
A winter storm. Photo by: Pexels.com

The Correlations Between Global Warming and Climate Change

During the past few days the Northeast has experienced a ‘bomb cyclone’ also known as a winter hurricane.

Residents across the Northeast are struggling to find ways to live normal lives in freezing temperatures following this recent storm.


The Weather Channel has reported starting next week sections of the Northeast will see above freezing temperatures that will help melt some of the ice and snow.

This winter hurricane has left many people struggling overall. If this kind of storm happens again, it is best to be prepared to avoid serious problems.

  • Stock plenty of non-perishable food.
  • Insulate your house and apartment. Keep plenty of blankets on hand, as well as gloves, and winter hats.
  • Stock plenty of water in warm areas of the house.
  • Plan ahead in case anyone in the family is taking medications.

Additional methods are noted by ready.gov for ways to stay safe after a serve winter storm.

  • If your home loses power or heat for more than a few hours or if you do not have adequate supplies to stay warm in your home overnight, you may want to go to a designated public shelter if you can get there safely. Text SHELTER + your ZIP code to 43362 (4FEMA) to find the nearest shelter in your area (e.g., SHELTER20472)
  • Bring any personal items that you would need to spend the night (such as toiletries, medicines). Take precautions when traveling to the shelter. Dress warmly in layers, wear boots, mittens, and a hat.
  • Continue to protect yourself from frostbite and hypothermia by wearing warm, loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in several layers. Stay indoors, if possible.

Many people across the country question the vitality of global warming with these low temperatures. Take a look at the global average temperature in comparison to the United States in this tweet.

It is clear that the climate will continue to have dramatic changes. We need to help plan ahead and stay prepared for the worst conditions in case they do take place.

Watch over some YouTube videos that go over the ‘bomb cyclone’ and ways to prepare for future winter storms.


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Matthew McGuire is the founder and editor of Crescent Vale News. In 2014, he acquired a master's degree in Professional Media and Media Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.