Climate change could mean seven times as many Katrinas ~Tim McDonald, Grist
~Batten down the hatches, East Coasters: A new study argues that for
every 1 degree C (1.8 degrees F) of global warming, the U.S. Atlantic
seaboard could see up to seven times as many Katrina-sized hurricanes.
That’s the conclusion of Aslak Grinsted, a climatologist at
Copenhagen’s Niels Bohr Institute, who led an effort to match East Coast
storm surge records from the last 90 years with global temperatures.
His results, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggest that the strongest hurricanes are likely to become more commonplace with only half the level of warming currently projected by scientists.
Deadlines approaching for disaster recovery assistance ~Mississippi Business Journal