Climate Change the Reason for Active Hurricane Season

Posted by on Monday, October 2, 2017
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So far the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season has been extremely active.

Storms such as Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria will go down in history.

And while no single weather event can be attributed to climate change, it appears as though this season may have partially been so active to climate change.

Kevin Trenberth, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Colorado said, "when you add in the climate's natural variability and then the right conditions come along, you can get a storm which is stronger than you might otherwise have expected."

The ocean temperatures are higher than average which is a key ingredient for hurricane to gather strength.

The big storms this year may be because of the warmer waters, which are warmer due to climate change.



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