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MBA: Harvey, Irma Dented Mortgage Application Volume in Texas, Florida

MBA: Harvey, Irma Dented Mortgage Application Volume in Texas, Florida

Both FEMA administrator Brock Long and acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke avoided explicitly answering in CNN interviews Tuesday whether the government needs to be more focused on climate change because of hurricanes such as Harvey and Irma. Storms are formed over the oceans by the warming of their surfaces. They draw in moist air from all around them, and as it rises, the water vapor condenses out and releases latent heat, which drives further uplift. They are generally accompanied by heavy thunderstorms that can lead to tornadoes.

"Luckily they were in Canada when hurricane Irma hit, but they have a bunch of family and friends who were affected by it", Donovan said. After all, people who live through these events experience the effects of extreme weather in a very real and visceral way, that might make them stop thinking of global warming as an abstract problem for other people. High carbon states produce large amounts of oil, gas, and coal, and rely on industries that burn lots of fossil fuels.

Two UA faculty, Thomas Galarneau, assistant professor in the UA's Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, and Xubin Zeng, Agnese N. Haury Chair in Environment, director of the UA's Climate Dynamics and Hydrometeorology Center and professor of atmospheric science, highlight two things you need to know about this year's hurricanes.

There are still 48 days until hurricane season ends October 31.

Last year was the Earth's warmest recorded year, the third year in a row to set a new record for global average temperatures.

This is largely an American narrative because the rest of the world gets climate risk and is working on solutions.

Globally, synonymous flooding around South Asia has resulted in the death of more than 1,200 people, according to the Guardian, and abnormal downpour of rain in Freetown, one of Africa's coastal cities may have contributed to a mudslide that killed more than 500 people, according to experts. Other factors, such as partisan identification and political ideology, were much more important to people's views.

About 7.3 million lose power from Irma in US Southeast
Damage to water supplies in the Keys remained a top concern, however. "That is a challenge we're facing", Kraft said. That was the grateful mantra on the lips of many who surveyed the damage in the mainland United States.

There's a scientifically accepted method for determining if some wild weather event has the fingerprints of man-made climate change, and it involves intricate calculations. That would put us above estimates in every category. Nice in southern France was menaced by a massive wildfire in July while fires took hold near Rome and Naples in Italy, Spilt in Croatia, and northern Portugal. Smoke warnings have been posted on the internet and in newspapers on a daily basis. The eye remains at low pressure and calm with strong winds from all around flowing into it.

Over the past century, the Atlantic has oscillated between busy and quiet stretches. Pacific plankton not seen in the Atlantic for 800,000 years have become prevalent in the Atlantic.

The Pacific Standard reports that climate scientists are concerned that areas of Western Europe and regions along the Northeast and West coast of the United States could begin to experience hurricanes in the future due to trends in global warming.

Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh told millions of his listeners that the media was hyping coverage of Hurricane Irma because it wanted to "advance this climate change agenda". The answer is simply: money. Climate change is like gasoline poured on Mother Nature's fire.

In the wake of powerful back-to-back hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, scientists are pointing to climate change as the reason behind the storms' record-breaking intensity.

Although Florida is prone to climate excesses, Big Oil-linked Republican governor Rick Scott, first elected in 2011, has rejected restrictions on greenhouse gases, opposed the installation of solar panels on the roofs of homes, and ordered state employees not to use the term "climate change". The state of Texas in the U.S. bore the brunt of the hurricane with almost 70 confirmed casualties within a short period of time.

Then, against the backdrop of scenes of destruction from Irma, Trump refused to answer reporters' questions about climate change.


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