Nelson affiliate Jim Kossin’s research shows hurricanes are getting stronger

Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research (CCR) affiliate Jim Kossin recently shared his research into the connection between climate change and hurricanes with the New York Times and NBC Miami. Kossin’s research shows that over the last four decades the likelihood a hurricane would be categorized as major intensity has increased by 25 percent.

Additionally, his research shows that a category three, four, or five hurricane is now twice as likely in the Tropical Atlantic. He also shared that there has been a 41 percent increase in the local rainfall associated with these storms.