Extreme Weather Events
21st-Century Engineering Solutions for Climate Change
Reading Level: 8
Interest Level: 7-12
Scientists have linked climate change to a worldwide increase in extreme weather events such as hurricanes, floods, droughts, and blizzards. Readers will learn about the various causes of these natural disasters and their costs to society, the economy, and the environment. This book explores preventive measures used throughout history, and looks at technological solutions being developed by meteorologists, engineers, and city planners to lessen future damage. Readers will also take a peek at the future predicted by climate scientists if their warnings are ignored and recommended measures are not taken.