Extreme Weather By Chanan Tigay

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With the global warming up, extreme storm events are increasing. Global warming is having a significant and unfavorable effects on our health, and climate. In the article “Extreme Weather” by Chanan Tigay, the issue of global warming and extreme weather is addressed. The main theses of the article are whether climate change is causing extreme weather, will the increase in extreme weather events continue and finally what is the climate change impact. Through this evaluation essay, I will determine if this article will be a good example of technical writing. A good technical writing should be usable, relevant and accessible. With many evidence proving the rapid climate change is currently occurring it is pretty convincing when the sea levels …show more content…
This issue has been addressed by many scientists decades ago. Tigay proves this by including facts and evidence of extreme heat, drought and heavy precipitation. Extreme weather has been more frequent in recent years with drought, tornadoes, hurricanes, sea levels rising, and forest fire are continuing to happen. Tigay shows support by adding a quote of a scientist from a well known science center. Jay Gulledge, the Pew Center’s senior scientist, says that the risk of extreme weather is rising because of the climate change (Tigay). Pew’s Gulledge says, “As the Earth continues to warm, we can expect those variables to continue to grow. If global warming persists, America 's more-temperate regions face the growing risk of severe downpours, like those that soaked the Midwest earlier this year, and heavy snow, like the blizzards that blanketed two-thirds of the nation last winter. The warmer that Earth 's atmosphere becomes, scientists explain, the more water vapor it can hold. As the temperature rises, the atmosphere essentially holds more “fuel” to power violent storms. More intense rainstorms could increase flooding, ruining crops and polluting waterways,” (Tigay). In the article Tigay support that climate change is causing extreme weather by having fact like the rising of land and ocean temperature causes water vapor to evaporate more quickly result in dangerous droughts like the one that occurred in …show more content…
The information on Tigay’s article are well laid out, different types of issues are addressed under different sections of the article. First of all, Tigay starts the article with an over of the issue of extreme weather. The overview included information on the extreme storms that the U.S. have encountered and its damage estimates. To make the article more complete provide the fact that Hurricane Irene initial damage estimates were as high as $10 billion , making it among the costliest catastrophes in the U.S. (Tigay). The article also provide information and statistics on the climate change impacts and rainfall over the past 50 and 60 years. The climate change impact chart is well organized, full of information on the different natural disasters that Americans believe global warming has caused. Tigay’s article has usable information because it allows people to retrieve the information on global warming that I needed. The design and page layout of the article is neat and well organized. The language that Tigay used is easy to understand. The information is accessible because I can understand it and it is accurate, and it does not contain any ambiguous information. The information from this article is relevant, it is not a pile of useless information. It maintains a purpose and that is to provide me with the information.Overall, I believe that this article is a technical

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