Scientists Warns Climate Change Could Cause ‘Superstorm’ To Blow in Atlantic and Arctic Climate
Scientists are warning that climate change could cause “superstorm” storms, and the world could see “record-breaking rainfall events” as a result.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a statement in early December saying that “the potential for such events is real, and could pose significant threats to the world’s human and natural systems.”
It’s the second time the group has warned that climate disruption could have a devastating impact on the global climate.
Last year, the group issued a similar warning, saying that extreme weather events are “likely to occur more frequently and in greater frequency” in the future, and that climate disruptions are likely to result in the “most extreme” consequences of the effects.
The statement comes as the United Nations Climate Change Conference opens next month in New York City.
Last week, the U.N. issued a joint report with the International Energy Agency (IEA) saying that the planet’s carbon emissions have grown faster than it has and that the world has been experiencing record heat waves, drought, and wildfires.
And this week, NOAA scientists issued a report that found that the rate of warming is accelerating in the oceans, and is expected to continue unabated for the foreseeable future.