Why we need hurricanes


During the summer months, the Earth heats up very unevenly. Down toward the equator becomes much hotter than the poles creating a huge heat imbalance.  The Earth does everything it can to keep in balance, and hurricanes are natures way of creating a balancing act. Without getting to technical, The atmosphere attempts to remove this excessive amount of heat energy through latent heat release. A hurricane is essentially a massive heat engine that transfers the high oceanic heat content into the atmosphere by releasing that stored heat via condensation.

However, I can probably speak for most of us and say, “just not here, mmk?”

source: MyFoxHurricane.com blog via the FriendFeed Hurricane Room and Hurricanes Happen

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