Climate Change Made Seas Rise – Expect More Intense Hurricanes


It’s already a known fact that a warmer world brings more intense hurricanes. According to experts, these are also wetter, and they possess an increased energy while intensifying faster.

The storms surge and they are more destructive because the climate change has already made seas rise and the storms are dumping more and more rain.

Latest studies show that climate change, in general, is making hurricanes worse.

On the other hand, determining the role of global warming in a specific storm such as Hurricane Florence or Typhoon Mangkhut is not a simple task, as it requires detailed, sophisticated statistics and computer analysis.

The Associated Press has been consulting with 17 meteorologists and scientists who analyze climate change and hurricanes. Global warming did not cause Florence, according to experts, but it did make the system more dangerous and bigger.

Scientists completed a compelling experiment

Experts knew that Hurricane Florence was coming towards the US’ East Coast and they say that the climate change made everything worse.

A team of experts decided to see whether Earth’s climate change might have intensified Florence. And the results have shown that it did.

Kevin Reed is a climate scientist at Stony Brook University in New York. His work focuses mostly on modeling climate, and his team feeds data into a computer program that forecasts the weather.

The experts instruct the computer model to alter any of many features of Earth’s atmosphere (heat, winds, moisture, pressure readings and more).

After that, they look at how these changes altered forecasts of how weather events would play out in the near future.

This is precisely what Reed’s team did for Florence. The study’s goal was to calculate whether and by how much the human-driven climate has altered Florence.

“We’re not making a statement about whether this storm is more likely due to climate change. That’s not something we can do. We’re doing forecasts of an existing storm — looking at the impacts of climate change on this storm that’s already occurring,” Reed told Science News.


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