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‘Bigger and stronger’ storms on the horizon – experts

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TEXAS FLOODING. The South Park Cemetery in Pearland, Texas, is flooded by rains from Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017. Photo by H. Ellessy/LamaLens/AFP

Here are some answers to questions about the link between climate change and tropical storms, known variously around the world as cyclones, hurricanes, and typhoons

PARIS, France (Aug. 30, 2017) — Scientists say the devastating intensity of hurricanes such as Harvey is consistent with global warming trends – rising seas, warming oceans, hotter air – and warn of “bigger and stronger” storms to come. Continue reading ‘Bigger and stronger’ storms on the horizon – experts

Cyclones and climate change: connecting the dots

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POWERFUL CYCLONE. Strong winds batter seaside houses ahead of Hurricane Harvey’s arrival in Corpus Christi, Texas on August 25, 2017. File photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

What’s missing is a detailed track record of hurricanes past, the kind of decades-long log of measurements that climate scientists need to discern the fingerprint of human influence

PARIS, France (Aug. 28, 2017) — Scientists freely acknowledge they don’t know everything about how global warming affects hurricanes like the one pummeling southeast Texas. Continue reading Cyclones and climate change: connecting the dots