Global Warming and Hurricanes

 Hurricane flooding

The latest science connecting hurricanes and global warming suggests more is yet to come. Tropical storms are likely to bring:

  • higher wind speeds;
  • more precipitation; and
  • bigger storm surge in the coming decades.

Over the course of this century, maximum windspeeds could increase 2-11 percent and rainfall could increase 3-31 percent.
 

Hear more from Amanda Staudt, NWF's global warming scientist:
 

 

Hurricane Table

 How can we prepare for future hurricanes and reduce the risk?

  • Reduce global warming pollution to minimize future hurricane risk.
  • Restore and increase protection for coastal wetlands, lowlands, and barrier islands.
  • Take global warming into account when choosing where to build.
  • Take global warming into account when choosing how to build.
       

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