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Did Climate Change Cause Hurricane Irma, Harvey, Sandy or Katrina?

Climate Change/Global Warming Causing Hurricanes or Making them Stronger
Fact: This is the wrong question to ask, since it assumes that one variable (in this case, climate change/global warming). In reality, multiple events led to hurricanes like Irma, Harvey, Sandy and Katrina, and increased ocean temperatures and atmospheric water vapor increased the strength of these hurricanes.

While there is no credible source claiming that climate change/global warming somehow “created” Hurricane Irma, what does seem to be in agreement is the idea that climate change, by resulting in more humidity and warmer oceans strengthens the impact of storms, resulting in more damage.

Dr. Meehl makes an analogy with baseball and steroids: Read more