Climate-Change Link Queries Overtake Hoax Amid Hurricanes

Google search for correlation between global warming and storms jumps

As the U.S. got hit by a second massive storm this month, search interest surged for “Does global warming cause hurricanes?,” according to Google Trends. While climate scientists continue to wrestle with the connection between global warming and individual storms, specialists in Germany and the U.K. have drawn a direct link between climate change and the intensity of Irma and destructiveness of Harvey.

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