Gauging the Impact of Climate Change on Hurricanes
Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines with sustained winds of 195 miles per hour, making it one of the strongest tropical storms to date. How much does climate change impact these big storms? Can we expect more in the future? How reliable is our current data on hurricanes?
Kevin Trenberth is a distinguished senior scientist at the Climate Analysis Section of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado.
Gabriel Vecchi is a research oceanographer and head of the Climate Variations and Predictability Group at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Princeton, New Jersey.