From Katrina to Laura: Climate change is making our hurricane seasons worse and our storms stronger
Burning fossil fuels disrupts Earth’s natural processes, intensifying storms like Hurricane Laura, which made a direct hit to the Gulf Coast. It’s a recipe for disaster, and it’s only getting worse.
By The Years Project
Burning fossil fuels disrupts Earth’s natural processes, intensifying storms like #HurricaneLaura2020. It’s a recipe for disaster, and it’s only getting worse. #YEARSproject pic.twitter.com/h7DNEC8ghI
— The YEARS Project (@YEARSofLIVING) August 27, 2020
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