Is 2020’s Record-Breaking Hurricane Season What the Future Holds?

Tina Gerhardt “Globally, tropical cyclones are about 25 percent more likely to be at major-hurricane intensity now than four decades ago. The chances of rapid intensification in the…

Tina Gerhardt
“Globally, tropical cyclones are about 25 percent more likely to be at major-hurricane intensity now than four decades ago. The chances of rapid intensification in the 1980s was about one in 100 in the Atlantic. Nowadays, the chances are 1 in 20.”
Hurricane Laura makes landfall in Cameron, Louisiana, in the early hours of August 27, 2020. (Photo courtesy of NOAA/GOES-East)

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