Press Briefing: Climate Change Impacts on Hurricanes

Guest Blog | May 30, 2018

Senior NASA Scientist Dr. Timothy Hall to explain how climate change impacts hurricane intensity and storm surge as the 2018 hurricane season commences this week

Contact: Susan Glickman, Florida Director, SACE, 727-742-9003, [email protected]


With hurricane season officially starting this Friday, June 1, residents on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are being urged to prepare for the risks of living in hurricane-prone areas and make plans for when hurricanes occur. A key piece of long-term planning is understanding how hurricane season is affected by climate change now and in the future.

Join our press briefing webinar on Wednesday, May 30, to learn from senior NASA scientist Dr. Timothy Hall how climate change is impacting hurricane season.

WHO: Dr. Timothy Hall, Senior Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies Adjunct Professor, Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University. Dr. Hall’s bio is available here.

WHAT: Press briefing webinar: “How Climate Change is Impacting Hurricanes”

– What does science show about increasing hurricane intensity?
– What are the upper limits on hurricane strength; i.e.; is Cat. 5 high enough?
– How does climate change affect precipitation patterns?
– How does climate change affect storm surge and coastal flooding?

WHEN: 11:00 a.m. ET, Wednesday, May 30

WHERE: This press briefing will be presented as a Zoom webinar as Dr. Hall will present slides. You must register in advance to join the webinar at

*After registering, you will receive an email with a link to join the press briefing webinar. Please plan on joining a few minutes early tomorrowto allow adequate time for the software to load and ensure you can begin the presentation on time. Thank you! *

This is a Zoom presentation – it is best viewed on a computer, using the Zoom link. If need be, you can call in to listen by dialing 1-669-900-6833; ID code: 551-155-877. **Note – if you join by phone, you will not be able to unmute your phone to ask questions. If you have questions, you can text them to Susan Glickman at 727-742-9003, or email your question to [email protected].**

This press briefing is a collaboration between ReThink Energy Florida and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy as part of their ongoing campaigns for climate change awareness.


Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1985, that promotes responsible energy choices that work to address the impacts of global climate change and ensure clean, safe, and healthy communities throughout the Southeast. Learn more at

ReThink Energy Florida is a non-profit, non-partisan 501C3 energy education organization based in Tallahassee Florida, and operating statewide. Learn more at