Friday, September 06, 2019
Global heating made Hurricane Dorian bigger, wetter – and more deadly. (Profs. Michael Mann and Andrew F. Dessler, The Guardian)
Good interview this morning on WJCT by Brandan Rivers of co-author Professor Michael Mann of Penn State University.
Hurricane Dorian turned that dream into a nightmare. And the worst part is this is only the beginning. Because unless we confront the climate crisis, warming will turn more and more of our fantastic landscapes, cities we call paradise and other dream destinations into nightmarish hellscapes.he Bahamas, for those who live there, is simply a place to call home. For many Americans, it’s a dream vacation spot. But
While the science has yet to come in on the specifics of just how much worse climate change made Dorian, we already know enough to say that warming worsened the damage. Because it’s not a coincidence that Dorian was one of the strongest landfalling storms ever recorded in the Atlantic, with the strongest sustained peak winds east of Florida, and the strongest ever to hit the Bahamas. This comes less than a year after Florida withstood the first landfalling category 5 hurricane in decades, on 5 October – the latest ever in the season for a storm that strong.