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1

How high does warm air rise at the equator?

15km

2

How many years does the eccentricity cycle take?

100,000

3

Between what dates did the Medieval Warm Period occur? 

950 - 1100

4

The highest point in the Maldives is how many metres above sea level? 

2.4

5

The international airports in the Maldives are built within how many metres from the coastline?

50

6

Glaciers and ice sheets accounted for how much of the planet’s total land area in 2016?

10%

7

Ocean temperature necessary for tropical cyclones to form?

27 degrees 

8

Between what latitudes are cyclones found?

5 and 30 degrees 

9

On what date was Hurricane Sandy officially registered as a hurricane?

24th October 2012

10

When did Hurricane Sandy make landfall in the USA?

29th October 2012

11

How fast were the winds when they were recorded when Hurricane Sandy made landfall?

129 km/h (80 mph)

12

How many people died in Hurricane Sandy?

150 people

13

How much economic damage was causes in Hurricane Sandy?

$65 billion 

14

What was the name of one of the coastal nature reserves that was damaged by the storm surge?

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge

15

On what date did Typhoon Haiyan form?

2nd November 2013

16

On what date did Typhoon Haiyan make landfall in the Philippines? 

7th November 2013

17

During Typhoon Haiyan, winds reached gusts as high as what? 

306 km/h (190 mph)

18

How many died in Typhoon Haiyan?

6,000

19

How many people in Typhoon Haiyan were displaced?

600,000

20

How much economic damage was caused?

$2 billion