While Florida and Gulf Coast residents bear the brunt of Tropical Storm Fay, 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.
We must get at the root of the problem and reduce the global warming pollution that fuels stronger storms and leads to increasing sea level.
How can we prepare for future hurricanes and reduce the risk?
Global warming must be factored into hurricane and coastal planning: Over this century, maximum windspeeds could increase 13 percent and rainfall could increase 31 percent.
This report suggests getting to the root of the problem and reduce the global warming pollution that fuels stronger storms and leads to increasing sea level.
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