Netflix Explained Season 3 Episode 9 ‘Hurricanes’ is now out. Pretty Woman actor Hector Elizondo has the narrator the 23 minutes episode. The description for Explained Hurricanes reads – As the planet warms, hurricanes could become even more dangerous and destructive. What can be done to survive and minimize the threat of these storms?
Explained Season 3 Episode 9 Recap Contains Mild Spoilers
Netflix-Vox Explained Season 3 Episode 9 narrator, Hector Elizondo tells us about the deadly Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico that caused massive property loss and lives. As someone says in the episode, the hurricane sounded like a beast, preying and growling to destroy everything. The guests in today’s episodes are Vann Newkiri II (Journalist The Atlantic), Craig Fugate (Fema Administrator, 2009-2017), and Tania Rosario Mendez, Executive director of NGO Taller Salud.
About Hurricane Maria, Vann Newkiri II says that the hurricane will forever leave a mark on the spirit of the people who were afraid for their homes and loved ones. We are shown disturbing clips of how the people were in survival mode and terrified back in 2017 when the hurricane arrived.
Craig Fugate says that warming planets make these hurricanes more destructive. Even if people don’t necessarily see more hurricanes, they will be very dangerous and damaging. The rise in temperatures, climate change and not enough greenery around has pushed nature into damage mode.
The narrator also tells us how hundreds of scientists once thought of a strange solution to prevent hurricanes. In 1959 when the Cold War was simmering, many scientists gathered at San Fransico to discuss what they could do with the nuclear weapons. That was when they thought of detonating a nuke in the eye of a hurricane to try and derail the storm. While the idea sounded tempting, there were more chances of the process backfiring.
Explained Season 3 Episode 9 Hurricanes also tell us when U.S. tropical cyclone Hurricane Carla was going to hit, they showed radar its radar images for the first time on TV. It helped some people to relocate to a safe place. The practice of showing radar images in the past many years has helped control the loss of lives, even with powerful storms.
In day-to-day life, people around us discuss the chances of climate change and how it will have an adverse effect. However, Craig believes that climate changed has already happened as the sea levels have increased. Many major cities in the world are already close to sea level, and no one knows when the ocean will lose another foot. Every extra inch of a surge in the sea level and temperature rise will raise the possibility of a future storm.
Overall, today’s episode of Explained Netflix served as a reminder that humans are the ones who have triggered nature, and we are the ones who are suffering the most. It is important to protect the environment, reduce pollution, prevent deforestation, and plant more trees. While hurricanes, storms, and cyclones are uncontrollable, we may at least ensure that they don’t strike us regularly in the coming years.
Explained Season 3 Episode 9 is now streaming on Netflix.