Human-caused climate change is “supercharging” hurricanes, raising the risk of major damage

This article discusses the impact that climate change is having on hurricanes. A new study shows that record-breaking ocean heat pumped up Hurricane Harvey, contributing to catastrophic flooding.

The North Atlantic hurricane season last year was extraordinary for a number reasons, but none more memorable than these: Irma, Maria and Harvey.

These three hurricanes brought enormous devastation to portions of the continental United States, the Caribbean islands, and other parts of the tropical Atlantic. Harvey alone produced more than 100 trillionkilograms of rain, causing cataclysmic flooding along the Gulf Coast.

Now, a new study links Harvey’s devastation to climate change resulting from human activities.

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