Experts: Global warming causes hurricanes

The record Atlantic hurricane season last year can be attributed to global warming, several top experts, including a leading U.S. government storm researcher, said on Monday.

“The hurricanes we are seeing are indeed a direct result of climate change, and it’s no longer something we’ll see in the future; it’s happening now,” said Greg Holland, a division director at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo.