FAQ’S ABOUT HURRICANES
FAQ’S about Hurricanes with short answers
8. What would hurricanes be like 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), and whose mission is "to promote the scientific understanding of climate and its natural and anthropogenic variations and impacts, as well as to improve NOAA predictive capabilities through the development and use of computer models of the Earth System" believes that "anthropogenic warming at the end of the 21st century will probably make tropical cyclones more intense worldwide (from 2 to 11% according to the projections of the model for an IPCC A1B scenario). This change would imply an even greater percentage increase in the destructive potential by storm, if the size of the storms would not be reduced."