Intense storms due to climate change
SUPERCHARGED storms around the world, including Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, are becoming more powerful as a result of worsening climate change, according to the Climate Council.
A Climate Council spokesperson said such extreme weather, including storms, rainfall and flooding events, are becoming more intense and severe, causing mass destruction and devastation, as seen in the United States and Caribbean.
“Hurricane Irma is one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded,” the spokesperson said.
“These supercharged storms are becoming increasingly severe. In fact, for the first time in recorded history, three hurricanes in this region were forecast to make landfall simultaneously.”
The Climate Council has called on the Federal Government to do its bit to tackle climate change in Australia, in a bid to lower the nation’s rising pollution levels.
“The solution is clear,” the spokesperson said.
“Australia must rapidly transition to clean, affordable and reliable renewable energy and storage technologies.”