According to NASA, 'potential future effects of global climate change include more frequent wildfires, longer periods of drought in some regions and an increase in the number, duration and intensity of tropical storms.'
Wait, that sounds like right now, not the potential future, right? Yeah, definitely. What gives? Well, basically, all of these things will continue to happen, becoming more and more extreme. So if you think droughts and hurricanes, and cold snaps and heat waves seem intense right now, just wait a decade or 2.
More frequent hurricanes? Check.
“Seems like most of these effects are already happening.”
My son, who is 12 years old, is taking an astronomy class and having difficulty with it. I am trying to get him more interested in it, making it fun while he's learning. This weekend I was thinking of having an astronomy themed movie marathon and wanted to get suggestions on which movies to rent.
Each of the planets orbit the sun, and each have their own axial tilt. Uranus' tilt is arguably the most extreme at 98 degrees, causing it to look like it is rolling around the sun. Venus' tilt makes the planet functionally upside down.
The atmosphere is what keeps all of the stuff on Earth that's not nailed down from flying off into space. Okay, that's not entirely true, gravity helps with that. But our atmosphere is very important too!
The names of big groups of things in space go like this: Planetary system (planet, moons and rings), solar system, interstellar neighborhood, galaxy, local galactic group, supercluster, local superclusters, the universe.