22 Aug '16, 11am

Climate change could be driving U.S. tornadoes southeast

Climate change could be driving U.S. tornadoes southeast

Rising sea temperatures lead to faster surface evaporation, which, when paired with rapidly rising air, creates more likelihood of thunderstorms . These more frequent summertime storms can naturally lead to more tornadoes. The closer you get to the warm coastal waters, the more damp, rising air you will encounter, which could account for the southeastern migration of twisters over time. More research is needed to say this with certainty, but it certainly adds up.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/climate-change-could-be-driving-u-s-...

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