A world that is warming translates into much nastier hurricanes. After measuring them, scientists stated that they bring more rain, they are coming stronger and they intensify in shorter amounts of time. The storm surges are getting more capable of destruction because they are fueled by the risen seas caused by global warming.
As of late, these storms seem to stagnate more and more often which causes more rain to be dumped upon the affected areas. There are numerous studies which have shown that climate change can really make hurricanes worse. However, determining just how important is global warming into making Typhoon Mangkhut or Hurricane Florence so destructive is not so simple because it requires a lot of computer analyses and detailed statistics.
The Associated Press reached 17 scientists and meteorologists who study global warming, hurricanes or both. There are a few of them that are cautious with attributing certain effects of climate change to hurricanes but most of them see clearly that humans contributed to Florence. They say that we aren’t completely responsible for Florence but we certainly made the system a more dangerous one.
This is yet another example of a storm supercharged by human activity and they are becoming more and more common and destructive because the planet continues to warm up. Not just the Atlantic Ocean area is exposed to such storms because we already saw Typhoon Mangkhut which pummeled the Philippines on Friday.
Scientists refrained from drawing conclusions set on connections between specific weather events and climate change and they did it for years. The past period of time, however, the new field of attribution studies allowed them to incorporate computer models and statistics into their research which are used to make simulations of what a world without climate change caused by humans would look like.