02 Sep '15, 10am

Unchecked global warming could bring worst hurricanes ever seen by the end of this century

The ability to predict these storms is how the researchers were able to report that three global cities in particular—Tampa, Florida, Cairns, Australia, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates—could potentially see such a storm. Hurricane severity is dependent on climate conditions, so the computer modeling helped extrapolate what future storms could look like, assuming the current rates of sea level rise and global warming continue unchecked. One of the worst case scenarios in the model for the late 21st century involves a storm smashing Tampa with a 37-foot surge, which is nearly double the impact of the worst storm predicted in current conditions.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/unchecked-global-warming-could-bring...

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