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Vital buffers against climate change are just offshore

A new study finds that about 31 million people worldwide live in coastal regions that are ‘highly vulnerable’ to future tropical storms and sea-level rise driven by climate change. But in some of those regions, powerful defenses are located just offshore, in the forms of mangroves and coral reefs, key buffers that could help cushion the blow against future tropical storms and rising waters.

Future of the western North Pacific Subtropical High: Weaker or stronger?

(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) With correction by observed sea surface temperature, under the Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) 8.5, a high greenhouse gas emission scenario, the models will tend to agree on a future intensification of the western North Pacific Subtropical High (WNPSH) with 45% of the uncertainty reduced, which implies stronger East Asian summer monsoon with increased rainfall but reduced typhoon landfalls over East Asia. In the meantime, it could also imply increased risk of heatwaves in the southern and eastern China.

NASA finds heavy rainfall in Tropical Storm Cristobal

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The third tropical cyclone of the Atlantic Ocean basin has been generating large amounts of rainfall over Mexico’s Yucatan and parts of Central America. Using satellite data, NASA analyzed that heavy rainfall and provided forecasters with valuable cloud top temperature data to help assess the strength of the storm.

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New Study Shows Global Warming Intensifying Extreme Rainstorms Over North America – InsideClimate News

New research showing how global warming intensifies extreme rainfall at the regional level could help communities better prepare for storms that in the decades ahead threaten to swamp cities and farms. The likelihood of intense storms is rising rapidly in…

New Study Shows Global Warming Intensifying Extreme Rainstorms Over North America – InsideClimate News

New research showing how global warming intensifies extreme rainfall at the regional level could help communities better prepare for storms that in the decades ahead threaten to swamp cities and farms. The likelihood of intense storms is rising rapidly in…

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WHITE HOUSE: Experts brief Trump on hurricanes but not climate

President Trump’s hurricane briefing in the Oval Office yesterday was led by a federal agency whose researchers revealed weeks earlier that climate change is raising the likelihood that major storms could collide with the United States.

How more powerful Pacific cyclones may be fueling global warming – Science News

Increasingly powerful tropical cyclones in the North Pacific Ocean may be fueling a powerful north-flowing ocean current, helping to boost the amount of heat it ferries to northern latitudes. By enhancing the speed of some ocean whirlpools called eddies, and…

Global warming is causing hurricanes, around the world, to become stronger, say scientists – Firstpost

FP TrendingMay 28, 2020 14:05:02 IST A new study has now found that hurricanes are getting stronger due to global warming. Over a period of 39 years, between 1979 and 2017, trends have shown that storms are getting stronger in general…