Climate Change Could Spark Future, Catastrophic Hurricanes
Researchers from Princeton and MIT used weather-based computer simulations to determine the effect of climate change on hurricanes; it's not pretty.By Karen Rodriguez | September 1, 2015
A new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change has scientists freaking out about the future of tropical storms, in a bad way. And maybe they shouldn’t be the only ones.
Researchers from Princeton and MIT used computer simulations to estimate the threat of strong storm surges, called “Grey Swans,” striking vulnerable coastal regions. The results? The likelihood of these massive storms will increase as climate changes overtime.
Grey Swans are “high-impact storms” that may be predicted by using historical and physical data. The study looked at the climate data from three cities: Tampa, FL; Cairns, Australia; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.