As the Oceans Warm, Hurricanes Stay Stronger Longer

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Scientists warn flooding is the extreme weather Australians should expect this summer

Australia’s leading climate scientists have urged the nation to brace for more extreme weather events as temperatures continue to trend upwards.

The country was devastated by record-breaking bushfires last summer, but scientists say most parts of the country should now be bracing for flooding over the coming months.

Delivering their sixth biennial State of the Climate report on Friday, researchers from the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO confirmed Australia’s climate is continuing to heat up…

As the Oceans Warm, Hurricanes Stay Stronger Longer

Hurricane season is drawing to a close, but not before setting a record. Tropical Storm Theta became the 29th named Atlantic storm this week, making 2020 the busiest season on record.

And it’s not just the total number of storms that’s remarkable. At least nine storms this year underwent a process known as rapid intensification, quickly gathering strength over a short period of time as they moved across the ocean.

According to at least one expert, only 1995 saw more storms rapidly intensify in a single season…

Major floods in Manila after Typhoon Vamco hits the Philippines

here was major flooding in the Philippines capital Manila after the third typhoon in as many weeks hit the south-east Asian country.

Typhoon Vamco brought winds of up to 155 kilometres per hour. Authorities warned of life-threatening landslides and storm surges along the coast. The heavy rains effectively shut down Manila, home to 12 million people, and the surrounding areas.

At least one person died and three others were missing in Camarines Norte province, the country’s Civil Defense Office said on Wednesday evening…

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