Q&A: Do you think Hurricane Harvey and Irma are a product of climate change?
With the recent storms across the country, there have been a lot of debate on whether they were caused by climate change.
"The oceans are getting one degree warmer," senior Thurein Tun said. "Global warming is not a hoax anymore. The effects that humans have had on the Earth is scientifically proven and is now irreversible. The recent storms along with rising temperatures are just some of the consequences of global warming and more will follow along with them. The Earth is dying."
“No, I believe in climate change, but I don’t believe the storms are caused by the climate change due to the fact that there is a history of hurricanes and storms in the Atlantic in past history,” junior Rouge Garcia said.
“All the fossil fuels being burned increases our temperature," senior Asami Tahira said. "With all the evaporation around the equator, it creates more storms and the empty space from the evaporation creates more winds.”
“I just think it’s everyone in the world that contributes to it," sophomore Larissa Zuniga said. "Everyone litters and doesn’t take care of the planet. Also, if people could pick up after themselves, I believe most of this stuff won't be happening.”
“I think climate change plays a part in the recent storms because even if you look at past category five hurricanes, the size of them have dramatically increased," senior Natalie McCall said. "Also, there are three fires right now so that should say something.”