By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans.
As the COVID-19 pandemic concentrates our attention, other pressing global problems haven’t gone away.
The main one: increasingly severe storms, caused by climate change. The names by which we call these – hurricane, cyclone, typhoon – depend on where we are.
Monday the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science published a study, Global increase in major tropical cyclone exceedance probability over the past four decades.
As the Washington Post tells the story in The strongest, most dangerous hurricanes are now far more likely because of climate change, study shows: