Listen: Hurricane Maria, Byard Rebecca Hersher And Puerto Rico discussed on 90.3 KAZU Programming
"Global warming is partly to blame for hurricane Maria. Destructiveness and Byard Rebecca hersher reports the 2017 storm devastated much of Puerto Rico hurricane Maria dropped more than forty inches of rain on parts of the island. The most since record keeping began in nineteen fifty six researchers at the university of Alabama and to state university, analyzed all one hundred twenty nine hurricanes that have hit Puerto Rico in that time they found that a storm of Maria size and rain magnitude is almost five times more likely to happen today with warmer air and ocean water than it was to happen in the nineteen fifties when global warming effects were still in their infancy that suggests that man made climate change is partly to blame for Maria steady. Rain a previous study found similar dynamics play in two thousand seventeen hurricane Harvey which hit Houston such studies are a relatively new frontier in climate science and could help policy makers prepare for the future. Rebecca, hersher, NPR news too."