This resource includes a podcast in which an MIT expert is interviewed and discusses the relationship between tropical cyclones (a.k.a. hurricanes) and our changing climate. The interactions between the atmosphere and the ocean are discussed, and the impact of sea level rise and storm surges on coastal communities is examined. A transcript and educator's guide, along with additional resource links, are provided. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Science and Engineering
ESS2: Earth’s Systems
HS-ESS2-2 Analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth’s surface can create feedbacks that cause changes to other Earth systems.
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS3-2 Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.
HS-ESS3-5 Analyze geoscience data and the results from global climate models to make an evidence-based forecast of the current rate of global or regional climate change and associated future impacts to Earth’s systems.