Coastal regions can brace for more intense, wetter and windier tropical storms in a warming world.
A new United Nations climate report by the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change offers the most thorough evaluation of the physical science associated with global warming so far, including the climate science of hurricanes and tropical cyclones.
Key findings from the report include:
- Hurricanes are producing more precipitation and higher wind speeds both of which cause higher storm surges
- More major hurricanes (i.e., categories 3-5) are occurring per season
- The frequency of hurricanes rapidly intensifying as they pass over warmer ocean water is increasing
- Hurricanes are moving slower resulting in greater damage to areas of landfall
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