Friday, June 1, 2018

Ocean heat as 'fuel' for hurricanes

Mitigate and adapt. Mitigate or adapt.
Our oceans are becoming "fuel" for hurricanes.
“Right now, we’re kind of doing neither,” says George Mason University scientist Peter Jacobs.

Which, as this year’s hurricane season is getting under way, leaves us still facing the “suffer the consequences” outcome, according to National Center for Atmospheric Research climate scientist Kevin Trenberth.

Along with Lijing Cheng of China’s Institute of Atmospheric Research, Trenberth and Jacobs analyzed the source of the “fuel” for Hurricane Harvey, which deluged Houston and parts of Texas in August 2017.


Read the Yale Climate Connections story - “Ocean heat as 'fuel' for hurricanes.”

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