This article discusses how ocean waves are being affected by climate change. Extreme ocean winds and waves have become more common over the past three decades, according to scientists who warn climate change could be causing the trend.
A team of experts at the University of Melborne looked at around 4 billion observations of wind speed and wave height captured by 31 satellites between 1985 and 2018.
Overall, the study published in the journal Science indicated oceans appear to have become stormier. This has implications for coastal communities, as storm waves can erode beaches and cause flooding.