Fires, Floods and Rhetoric 🌪🔥⚡️ • First, the Obvious Question: How is it possible that climate change is causing both fire and flooding? Because higher global temperatures increase the evaporation rate. That leads to more water vapor in the atmosphere. That makes intense downpours more frequent. (Downpours lead to flooding.)• Is it Really Getting Worse? Yes.
Fire: The number of US acres burned by wildfire has doubled in the last 30 years. 10 million acres burned last year alone.• Floods: Extreme one day rainfall has increased 80% over the past 30 years.• What Can Any One Person Do?
Ok you’ll hate me for saying this but...use less stuff. Seriously. It makes a difference. So, have your kids reuse a hand towel instead of going through a whole roll of paper towels in a day. For example 🤧• And make the environment a voting issue. When the midterms come around, get to know where your local candidates stand on climate pollution and clean energy. It’s a lot better use of time than wondering exactly where Omarosa hid the microphone to get those tapes! 👌🏽 #news