Why Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Worse | NYT News
strong winds Dudley Storm surges and a trail of Destruction recent hurricanes in the United States the important thing to understand about hurricanes is that the only form over warm water sink of warm water as the fuel to the engine that is a hurricane a hurricane forms when warm air over the ocean Rises as at War who are cyclonic action at the top and forms clouds and those clouds create the rain system that we associate with hurricanes yes I remember we talked about how warm water is the fuel for a hurricane because of climate change the oceans are much warmer than that used to be what do they have in common both of these Hurricanes formed in water that were on average about 1 degree celsius warmer than average average a lot more energy go into the storm the worry was Florence’s not just when it hits land and how long it will stick around and how far and one that will go so does this mean we’re going to have more storms like this even words climate change often comes up we don’t take steps to mitigate powerful severe hurricanes and more and more people are going to be put In Harm’s WayRising ocean temperatures have fueled some of the most devastating storms in recent years. Kendra Pierre-Louis, a reporter on The New York Times’s climate team, explains how.
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