Lessons in the "pacific" Category

Hurricanes and Typhoons

Today, let’s talk about hurricanes and typhoons.

Hurricanes and typhoons are really the same weather phenomenon that can see violent winds, torrential rain, and huge waves. These can create terrible floods in the affected areas of land.

Hurricanes occur in the Atlantic. They regularly hit islands in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, as well as parts of Florida and North Carolina, in the USA. Recently, many of these areas were hit by Hurricane Irma. The results were devastating. It was a tragedy for all involved.

Great Barrier Reef Threatened

It is considered to be one of the seven natural wonders of the world today, yet right now the Great Barrier Reef that lays off the Queensland coast in Australia is under threat. It is decaying. Its condition is worsening, but why?

There are two main reasons – climate change and coal. The biggest threat to the Great Barrier Reef is climate change. So far, virtually nothing is being done to avert this issue.

Category: Australia / Great Barrier Reef / Coal