FAQ’S ABOUT HURRICANES
FAQ’S about Hurricanes with short answers
6. What changes in hurricane activity are expected by the end of the 21st century?
The Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), which works in cooperation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), whose mission is "to promote scientific understanding of the climate and its variations and natural and anthropogenic impacts, as well as to improve NOAA's predictive capabilities through the development and use of computer models of the Earth System, "believes that" anthropogenic warming by the end of the 21st century will likely make tropical cyclones more intense around the world (from 2 to 11% according to the model projections for an IPCC scenario A1B). This change would imply an even greater percentage increase in destructive storm potential, assuming that storm size would not be reduced."