Question: Only one of the following five statements is correct. Which one is wrong?
a) Global warming is decreasing scientists capacity to predict the strength and direction of hurricanes.
b) Global warming is increasing the frequency of hurricanes.
c) Global warming is increasing the severity of hurricanes.
d) Global warming is increasing the amount of rain and flooding associated with hurricanes.
e) The increased energy in the warming oceans is fueling hurricanes’ capacity to gain strength over a shorter period of time than a few decades ago.
Answer (along with calculations): Can be found at Clean Energy Answers.
Relevance: As discussed here, the devastation from hurricanes and other storms will increase as the Earth’s temperature continues to rise.