Climate change makes the waves stronger


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Climate change is changing the strength of the wind, which in turn affects the wave propagating on the surface of the Earth.

According to a new study published in the journal Nature climate change heats the oceans around the globe, and the ocean waves will increase and become more deadly.

Waves caused by local wind patterns, which are created by the temperature difference in different layers of air. So when we add greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, and the heated air, we also stress certain types of wind and weaken others. The overall effect is the strengthening of waves in General.

For people working in industries that depend on Maritime transport, such as fisheries and global freight transport, this means that their dangerous work will eventually become even more dangerous. Commercial fishing mortality rates 32 times higher than the General working population of the United States, and 18 per cent of these deaths can be attributed to storms with high waves.