More rain, higher wind speeds, and increased storm surge all add up to more destruction caused by hurricanes, warns oceanographer and retired professor, Dr. David Hastings.

GAINESVILLE, FL / ACCESSWIRE / August 13, 2020 / Major hurricanes are the costliest natural weather disasters. Recently, major hurricanes have incurred over $100 billion in damages. How has human influence affected these remarkable costs? here is evidence that the unnatural influence of human-driven climate change is making hurricanes stronger and more destructive than ever before.

David Hastings

Hurricanes form from the massive amount of energy derived from water evaporating from warm ocean water. These storms…

In this Sept. 14, 2020 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about climate change and wildfires affecting western states in Wilmington, Del. The United States left the Paris climate agreement on the day after the presidential election. Biden has called for significant changes to address climate issues. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

When he ran for president, Joe Biden declared climate change the “number one issue facing humanity.” He promised a shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy that would generate millions of new jobs. But will he be able to deliver?

Candidate Biden had the most…

Dr. David Hastings recently retired from Eckerd College, reveals the impact of billions of microplastic particles recently identified in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Four billion microplastic particles were estimated to exist in Florida’s Tampa Bay late last year. A marine science expert, Professor David Hastings, provides insight into the impact of such particles, both in the Tampa Bay estuary and in other aquatic and marine environments.

“Approximately four billion microplastic particles were found in Tampa Bay waters,” says Dr. David Hastings, speaking from his home in Gainesville, Florida. …

David Hastings

David Hastings is a marine geochemist and chemical oceanographer.

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