Hurricanes as Large as Katrina Could Become 10x More Likely With 2 Degree Global Temperature Increase

March 19, 2013 by  
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We would like to think of natural disasters as incidents that occur only once in a blue moon, yet it is becoming clear that horribly destructive storms are becoming more common. Research by climatologists recently reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences compared historical storm surges with a host of climate model predictions. They found that with global warming, more than half of modern Katrina-sized storms are the result of climate change. With an increase of only 0.4 degrees Celsius, the frequency of storm surges the size of the massive hurricane double. If the temperature rises by 2 degrees Cesius, the chance of such catastrophic events will be 10 times more likely to occur. Read the rest of Hurricanes as Large as Katrina Could Become 10x More Likely With 2 Degree Global Temperature Increase Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aslak grinsted , Climate Change , Drought , global warming , greenhouse gasses , Hurricane Katrina , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , Sandy , sea level rise , storm , university of copenhagen

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