Climate Change Potentially Contributes Intense Hurricane

Mindy Sparks
September 20, 2018

For the first time, researchers have calculated the impact of climate change on a hurricane before the storm is over.

The National Weather Service says the storm could dump 2 to 4 inches of rain as it moves across Pennsylvania from southwest to northeast.

"In particular, the air temperature, specific humidity, and sea surface temperature from the observed [real world] conditions are modified to remove climate change effect", they wrote in the new paper.

Hurricanes and storms are the talk of the town that's all because Hurricane Florence has hit the Carolinas, whereas Typhoon Mangkhut has struck the Philippines. One of the scientists tried to replicate the Harvey analysis and apply it to Florence.

While global warming did not create Hurricane Florence, the experts believe that climate change made it more unsafe. "And we don't need an attribution study to tell us that in my view. We just need the laws of thermodynamics".

Scientists have also determined that for every degree Fahrenheit that the air warms, storms may hold almost 4 percent more water. A few experts remain cautious about attributing global warming to a single event, but most clearly see the hand of humans in Florence and other big storms.

Jodi Wallen is a reporter for Connecticut Ledger.

The hotter air and water moreover makes storms more intense or stronger, Stott acknowledged. Amid all that one group of scientists has claimed that global warming is adding more to the hurricanes and if it remains the same in the future one can witness even more and frequent hurricanes. Several be taught agree that local climate alternate is to blame but fluctuate reasonably in their conclusions.

Kossin and Overpeck moreover pointed to analyze that existing storms are intensifying more without warning than they feeble to.

With the emergence of Florence, some hiss within the U.S. has been soaking wet on account of a stalled hurricane for four years in a row, storm surge expert Hal Needham acknowledged. An extra 8 inches or so can mean the adaptation between staying dry and getting broken, Masters acknowledged. Which potential that of of that, the seas beget risen nearly 5 inches in five years, acknowledged Andrea Dutton of the University of Florida.

If you're looking to make a difference, here's how you can help those impacted by the storm.

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