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Weather Extremes that Future Generations may Face

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Weather extremes that future generations may face can already be seen in the recent activities of today. The concerns that these will be intensified or new weather patterns will be brought about by global warming and climate shifts is a constantly growing worry. Questions based on scattered facts make the routine weather patterns scary, and make possibility overwhelming. Even though right now isn't that bad, the highlighted weather systems and their projected growth are the main concern for future generations.

More than just temperature increases, the main concern facing future generations is the result of changes in water distribution. Whether there will be too much water in the ocean, or too little water left for the land, both scenarios will have dire impacts on the shape of weather. The effects of both are already becoming more apparent with every passing day.

In the case of too much water in the oceans, the warming would cause a disruption in the various oceanic currents by reducing the effectiveness of the circulating temperature flow. Rather than a portion of the planet growing warmer and wetter, this is more likely to cause areas to become colder and drier. The cold will likely impact Europe most of all, as the Gulf Stream keeps it at a warmer temperature because of the warm air currents it brings across. However, these colder conditions will only happen once the ice is actually gone.

Until the ice is gone, more significant hurricanes will have a chance to rip up coastal communities with winds and storm surge. Warmer waters are what fuel a rotating storm, and if the waters are much warmer than what is normal, it is possible that the hurricanes of the future will be very large and destructive on a constant basis. With the higher ocean, the ease of large and destructive waves reaching further inland is an easy reality. The same is true of the Pacific storms as well, and typhoons and cyclones may be much worse in the future.

In the case of less water inland, the interiors that were once kept lush with growth as a result of the melt from mountain glaciers will become much drier, or even go so far as to become deserts. With more deserts and dry conditions, sand storms are the least of worries, with fires and the likelihood of severe droughts crippling entire nations. Heat waves and other harsh conditions will make life unbearable in certain areas, and all the life there will die.

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