Typhoons are one of the biggest threats to the Asian countries. According to a study, they have become more dangerous since 1970 due to climate change. In the past,storms in categories 4 and 5 were just once a year. Now people are used to seeing these storms four times a year. Think about this: a typhoon has more than 209 kilometers per hour, which means that people, their homes, and animals are in danger.
For example, 17 people were killed during the Lionrock storm, in August. It is hard to imagine that in 2013, more than 6000 people were killed in the Philippines. Researchers from the University of North Carola think the Asian typhoons are getting stronger because the water of the sea is warmer. It seems that the water has warmed by 0.8 degrees in the last 40 years. Although they did not study why the water is getting warmer, it is not hard for us to understand. It could be due to global warming or because of the burning of fossil fuels.
Humans could be responsible for their own deaths and they do not even know about it. Since the climate change has started to show its side effects, the Asian typhoons were more dangerous. The problem is they can become stronger, in the future. China, Korea or Japan should pay more attention because these countries will be in danger.
The study focused only on the Asian area. Researchers did not take into consideration other places where storms can be dangerous, such as the United States. They want to have better measurements of the wind speed and to discover how strong a typhoon can be. What is really important is that every country should be prepared for future storms. If they want to prevent typhoons from happening more often, people should reduce the carbon dioxide emission.
You could have thought that global warming will not be dangerous for you, but here is an example of the side effects it can have. When your house is destroyed because of the storm, you can blame the nature, but humans are responsible too. Climate change happens as we speak and there are many chances Asian typhoons will get stronger in the future. People should pay attention to them because this kind of storms can cause more damage than we have ever seen.
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