2023 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #36

A chronological listing of news and opinion articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week: Sun, Sep 3, 2023 thru Sat, Sep 9, 2023.

Story of the Week

Lee adds to a growing trend of intense hurricanes powered by warmer oceans 

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Source: NOAA's National Hurricane Center 

Hurricane Lee rapidly intensified at a historic pace into a Category 5 storm Thursday night, adding to a spate of extremely intense hurricanes this year and in recent decades which experts say is a symptom of the climate crisis.

Lee is now the eighth Category 5 storm in the North Atlantic since 2016, which means 20% of Category 5 hurricanes on record in the basin have occurred in the last seven years, a CNN analysis of NOAA’s hurricane database shows.

This year alone, Category 5 storms have already appeared in all seven ocean basins where tropical cyclones form, including Hurricane Jova, which also rapidly strengthened into a Category 5 storm earlier this week.

“The increase in Category 4 or 5 storms, especially that we’ve seen over the last couple years due to the increase in rapid intensification, is a telltale sign of climate change, which is exactly what we expect to see in a warmer world,” Kevin Reed, a hurricane expert and professor at Stony Brook University’s school of marine and atmospheric sciences, told CNN.

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Lee adds to a growing trend of intense hurricanes powered by warmer oceans by Rachel Ramirez, Weather, CNN, Sep 9, 2023

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Posted by John Hartz on Saturday, 9 September, 2023

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