Tornados May Be Connected to Climate Change
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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