Hurricanes have always bedeviled the Gulf Coast states, but global warming is making matters worse. Sea level is rising and will continue to rise as oceans warm and glaciers melt. Rising sea levels means higher storm surges, even from relatively minor storms, causing coastal flooding and erosion and damaging coastal properties. In a distressing new development, scientific evidence now suggests a link between hurricane strength and duration and global warming.
The article details the evidence showing how global warming is helping create more powerful hurricanes.