Henry Fountain, The Hurricanes, and Climate-Change Questions, Keep Coming. Yes, They’re Linked, The New York Times, October 10, 2018
Warming and Hurricane Links
Scientists are increasingly confident of the links between global warming and hurricanes.
In a warming world, they say, hurricanes will be stronger, for a simple reason: Warmer water provides more energy that feeds them.
Hurricanes and other extreme storms will also be wetter, for a simple reason: Warmer air holds more moisture.
And, storm surges from hurricanes will be worse, for a simple reason that has nothing to do with the storms themselves: Sea levels are rising.
Through the WI Lens
This is a must-read for those who are still in denial about the reality of global warming and the dramatic increase extreme weather events (now becoming the norm).
Causality is always difficult to prove but there are already studies suggesting that the warming caused by all greenhouse-gas emissions have had an impact on the strength of hurricanes like hurricane Michael that just hit Florida.
New research shows that the difference in temperature between the ocean and the upper atmosphere determines how much a storm intensifies: a bigger temperature difference leads to the release of more energy into the storm, and the warmer the ocean, the bigger the difference.
Equally, human-caused warming affects the amount of water vapor in the air, triggering extreme precipitation events that have already increased in many parts of the world.
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