Tornados May Be Connected to Climate Change

“Rebuild Moore” – Architecture for Humanity is working to help rebuild Moore, Oklahoma.

Just as we saw following Hurricane Sandy, the devastating tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma raised the question of whether the storm could be attributed to climate change. As noted earlier, while global warming is making many weather events more extreme, tornados are harder to attribute to climate change. Andrew Revkin asked a number of climate scientists to share their thoughts on the connection (or lack thereof). Revkin notes that the question of whether this storm is related to climate change is important in the long-term, but that the more important issue right now is how we design homes and communities to prepare for disasters. The responses are interesting and cover a range of topics, from resilient design to building codes.

After the Haiti earthquake students from Moore West Junior High raised funds for the organization to help rebuild schools for displaced students. Architecture for Humanity has 7 architects from and/or based in Oklahoma, so they already have people on the ground there.

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Tornados May Be Connected to Climate Change

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About jensera

Jennifer Harrington is a Toronto-based illustrator, writer and graphic designer. She illustrated the best-selling children’s book series 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' which includes the titles 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' 'The Night Before a Canadian Christmas' and 'Canadian Jingle Bells.' She is also the owner of JSH Graphics, a boutique graphic design agency that specializes in print and web advertising. With her latest project, Eco Books 4 Kids, Jennifer has partnered with illustrator Michael Arnott to create a series of ecologically-themed ebooks for children. Her next book, 'Spirit Bear,' is due for release in the Summer of 2013. Jennifer offers two different school presentations for her 'Moose in a Maple Tree' collection, an illustration demonstration and a Christmas concert series, which can be booked at www.amooseinamapletree.com. She will be taking bookings for school readings of 'Spirit Bear' beginning in October 2013.

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