The 2015 hurricane season has already been unusual: Hurricane Ana was an out-of-season storm last month in the Atlantic. Blanca is the earliest tropical cyclone on record to hit Baja, California, a full month earlier than the previous record.
“Hurricanes...are very fussy creations.”Jeff Masters
In this segment we explore if climate change and warm oceans are changing the nature of hurricane season.
A new role for scientists
Ben Santer says a big change in his field since he started is the attention being paid to communication about science and climate change. He says it has forced scientists out of the lab and into the public eye.