June 1 marked the start of the 2020 hurricane season. Coastal residents are waiting, watching, and wondering if we will see anything like the destructive whirlwind of hurricanes in recent years such as Michael, Irma, Maria, Florence, and Dorian, which tore through our communities, killed thousands of people and caused hundreds of billions of dollars in property damage in the U.S.
Further, are we paying enough attention to a key threat —climate change—at a time when forecasts are predicting more destructive, powerful hurricanes as the climate warms?
In this webinar, learn from Senior NASA scientist Dr. Timothy Hall about how climate change will continue to impact this (and future) hurricane seasons. SACE’s Florida Director, Susan Glickman, moderated the webinar.
– What does science show about increasing hurricane intensity?
– What are the upper limits on hurricane strength; i.e.; is Category 5 high enough?
– How does climate change affect precipitation patterns?
– How does climate change affect storm surge and flooding?
– What are the increasing challenges for frontline communities with more extreme weather?
– How does COVID-19 complicate preparations and evacuations?