TRC #465: Hurricanes, Typhoons & Cyclones + Climate Change vs Hurricanes + Hurricane Evacuation

With Hurricane Harvey shaping up to be one of the most damaging natural disasters in U.S history, the panel dedicate this week’s show to learning more about hurricanes. First, Darren gives us a quick overview of what a hurricane is and the differences between it, typhoons, and cyclones. Adam looks at the impact of climate change on hurricanes. Lastly, Cristina digs into why and when evacuation orders are implemented during natural disasters after the recent criticism around Harris County.

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Hurricanes, Typhoons & Cyclones

National Ocean Service

Yahoo Finance

Hurricane Society

Climate Change vs Hurricanes

Hurricanes – Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Global Warming and Hurricanes – Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

The role of climate change in the unprecedented disaster that is unfolding in Houston with Hurricane Harvey – Michael Mann

Texas Flooding Kills at Least 5; Governor Declares State of Emergency – The Weather Channel

When Should You Evacuate During Storms?

Washington Post: Why wasn’t Houston evacuated

Huff Po: Hurricane Sandy evacuations

Twitter: City of Houston

PLOS: Evacuation During Hurricane Sandy

Yahoo: Houston Mayor Defends Decisions

Wired: Hurricane Evacuation of Houston For Harvey

Chron: Heavy Rain Forces Series Of Evacuations

Science Daily:  Should I Stay Or Should I Go

Wired: Evacuation Hurricane Harvey

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