This article discusses how climate change provided high octane fuel for Hurricane Michael.
Sometimes connecting climate change to a specific weather event is difficult. With, it’s not.
The science is easy: Earth’s waters are getting warmer due to an increasing global temperature, and warmer waters fuel hurricanes.
Water temperatures in the far northern Gulf of Mexico were 3 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit higher than normal for this time of year. Instead of water temperatures being near 80, they were in the mid-80s as Michael moved over the Gulf and approached the Florida coast.