Tropical Storm Henri Is Bringing High Winds, Heavy Rain And Flooding. Is It Climate Change?

Miriam Wasser | WBUR
Monday, August 23, 2021

In light of hurricane Henri that threatened the Northeast, WBUR reporter Miriam Wasser spoke with climate and hurricane expert Kerry Emanuel about hurricanes, risk associated with them, and how climate change has influenced them over the years. "I think it's very important for people to be looking at climate change as a problem of assessing and managing risk, and not as a problem of signal detection. What I mean by that is that we shouldn't wait to deal with the problem until we can show with 95% certainty that the hurricanes, wildfires, the melting of the Arctic ice we’re seeing is because of climate change."

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Story Image: Hurricane Henri is pictured off the eastern coast of the United States from the International Space Station as it orbited 264 miles above central Pennsylvania. Credit: NASA Johnson