Three massive storms have caused widespread damage around the world over the past week, with two typhoons causing havoc in Alaska and Japan, while Hurricane Fiona has caused massive damage in Puerto Rico and neighboring islands such as the Dominican Republic and Guadeloupe. Each storm featured unusual characteristics such as
A large storm in the Pacific Ocean struck Alaska’s Aleutian Islands has setting a record as the lowest land-based pressure reading ever measured in the state. This was recorded at 921mbar just after midnight on December 31, 2020. The storm was part of a set of extreme weather conditions spanning
Despite the assumption by many individuals that the detrimental effects of global warming are theoretical events that are far into the future, there are communities in the United States that are already faced with the reality of relocating due to sea level rise caused by global warming. While numerous communities around the world are already planning to relocate due to the loss, or imminent loss of land to the ocean, two such communities in the U.S. have already received funding to migrate to more stable land, in what may be a harbinger for larger coastal populations in the near future.