Climate Change Could Mean 7 Times as Many Hurricane Katrinas

Batten down the hatches, East Coasters: A new study argues that for every one degree Celsius (1.8 degrees F) of global warming, the U.S. Atlantic seaboard could see up to seven times as many Katrina-sized hurricanes.

That’s the conclusion of Aslak Grinsted, a climatologist at Copenhagen’s Niels Bohr Institute, who led an effort to match East Coast storm surge records from the last 90 years with global temperatures. His results, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy …

via The Cuckoo’s Nest http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/forumotion/yrGQ/~3/4970kE51gyY/t1416-climate-change-could-mean-7-times-as-many-hurricane-katrinas

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