Mejillones, Chile. Photo by Flickr user Marcos Escalier. Used under CC 2.0 licence.
As Americans ready themselves for the arrival of mosquitoes this summer, many may be wondering whether they are at risk for tropical diseases like Zika and whether climate change will raise the risks of infection.
An abundance of aerosol particles in the atmosphere can increase the lifespan of large storm clouds by delaying rainfall, which in turn makes clouds grow larger, live longer, and eventually let loose extreme rain storms.
Scientists say it won’t take much of a global warm-up to force a migration of plants, animals, and perhaps even people from tropical locations.