Climate Cast ®

As hurricanes get more powerful, some scientists suggest a new category six

Tropical Weather
Satellite images of Hurricane Lee in Sept. 2023 off in the central tropical Atlantic Ocean.

Hurricanes are getting so strong that some scientists say we should add a Category 6 to the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale.

That’s out of a recent study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looking at the link between stronger hurricanes and climate change.

Senior Climate Reporter Andrew Freedman wrote about it for Axios.

To hear the full conversation, click play on the audio player above or subscribe to the Climate Cast podcast.

Volume Button
Now Listening To Livestream
MPR News logo
On Air
MPR News