Twin megastorms have scientists fearing this may be the new normal

“Destructive force of Irma and Harvey has Trump expressing awe, but those in power should focus on the environmental causes”

“Even I as a climate scientist am startled to see another potentially devastating storm in this region so shortly after Harvey,” said Anders Levermann, of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. “Unfortunately, the physics are very clear: hurricanes get their destructive energy from ocean heat, and currently water surface temperatures in this region are very high.”