This month, the elements and the experts both delivered an urgent message about climate change: We’re already feeling the effects — and they will only get worse if we don’t act.
Last week Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida panhandle, with winds topping 155 miles per hour, leaving a trail of devastation. The storm’s sudden and powerful escalation in the 24 hours before it made landfall — an intensification catalyzed by warmer-than-normal ocean water— is the kind of dynamic scientists have long warned will be a climate-change consequence. We saw the same rapid intensification with Hurricane Maria in September of last year. (Read more)
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