Hurricanes will increase in frequency due to climate change
Hurricane Maria: Blame climate change - interesting science news

Hurricane Maria released more rain on Puerto Rico than any recorded 129 storms that have hit the island since 1956. Now, new research finds that this is mostly due to the human caused climate warming.

Researchers found that the peak rainfalls seen due to Maria (41 inches in a day), are more likely in the climates of 2017 than the early 50s. While storms like Maria could have happened once in 300 years earlier, their likelihood has increased to once every 100 years.

With so much damage being done, it needs to be emphasized that we need to wake up to the effects of climate change.

Read the full story: American Geophysical Union
Scientific publication: Geophysical Research Letters

Related Articles