Climate Change Might Cause Worse Storms

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According to a new study, climate change and global warming might contribute to more severe weather like thunderstorms and tornadoes.

According to a new study, climate change and global warming might contribute to more severe weather like thunderstorms and tornadoes.

Researchers from Stanford University and Purdue University have studied global climate models that focus on the changing weather patterns across the US inside boxes of approximately 60 square miles each.

The new research models show an increase in the conditions contributing to severe storms occur primarily in the spring months, but they have a large variable factor.

Over the past three years in the United States, records have been set for the most and the fewest tornadoes in a single year.

Harold Brooks, meteorologist and expert on climate change and severe storms at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, Oklahoma said: “The existence of severe storms in the central part of North America is tied heavily to where people live. Because if you get severe storms, the one thing you get out of them is rain and people live where enough rain exists to grow crops.”

One weather extreme can also lead to another with more severe storms translating into droughts during the other seasons.

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