Four separate climate research teams are forecasting that the 2020-21 North Atlantic hurricane season will be busier than normal, predicting that roughly 20 named tropical cyclones will form in the North Atlantic Basin, and possibly as high as 25 storms, according to Penn State’s predictions. The four teams, from AccuWeather, Colorado State
Despite having been downgraded from a fierce Category-5 storm to a Category-2, hurricane Dorian had stalled over the northern Bahamas for over 36 hours–extremely unusual behavior for a tropical storm–killing at least nine people and destroying tens of thousands of homes, causing “unprecedented and extensive” destruction, according to Bahamian Prime
A new study has confirmed that waves generated by powerful storms can move massive seaside boulders that weigh hundreds of tons, and as global warming spurs stronger and more powerful storms, this finding illustrates the sheer force that our planet’s weather will challenge us–and the shape of our coastlines–with, in the decades to come.
A new climate model generated by the University of California’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography suggests that if current warming trends continue, they could cause a failure in the circulation of the currents in the Atlantic Ocean, in turn leading to a major cooling event in the waters of the North Atlantic. This event was illustrated by Art Bell and Whitley Strieber in their 1999 book, The Coming Global Superstorm.