Global Warming: Effect on Coastal Regions
Written by YeSeul Kim, Erika Granger, Katie Puckett, Cankutan Hasar,
and Leif Francel
Effect on Coastal Regions
People Moved Inland or Away from Coastal Areas
After Hurricane Katrina, August 2005, people
had no chance
but evacuate the City of New Orleans and Louisiana to many different
United States, mainly inlands such as Texas, Arkansas. The immediate
According to the chart, there seem to be
lots of people
coming back to
in Ocean Temperature in
Due to Global Warming, it has been detected
temperature of the water in
Zhu H. Ning, and Kamron Abdollahi mentioned in the article Gulf Coast Regional Climate the biggest warming in United States occurred in Gulf Coast region so that in the graphs below, Gulf Coast area has the most grey color in Figure 2 and it is predicted to be the place the temperature will increase significantly that it reflects by the color red and orange (2006).
Century temperature trend.
Another point to mention is the fact that hurricanes get weaker when they reach lands and lose their connection with warm water, according to NOAA (2005). Since coastal regions are the ones first meet with the hurricanes, they face the worst and harshest part of the conditions of damages made by hurricanes.
In short, Global warming is the
reason for temperature
increase in Atlantic Ocean and