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Warmer world, stronger storms: How a changing climate impacts hurricane season

The results of climate change are far-reaching, but the impacts on hurricanes are becoming more and more evident each hurricane season.

Grant Gilmore

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Climates around the world are changing and the warming observed around the world is very likely due to humans. 

That's according to the Intergovernmental Panel For Climate Change, an international authority on climate change. 

The results of climate change are far-reaching, but the impacts on hurricanes are becoming more and more evident each hurricane season. As the atmosphere and oceans warm, sea levels are rising and the threat for more devastating storm surge is increasing.

Rainfall rates with tropical systems are increasing and the most intense hurricanes are predicted to get even stronger. A warmer world, however, doesn’t necessarily mean an increase in the number of tropical systems. We explore the impacts that a warmer world will have on tropical storms and hurricanes.