Climate change didn’t cause Hurricane Laura but it did make the storm worse – CNN

Laura broke multiple records, including the highest water level ever recorded at the Mermentau River gauge at Grand Chenier location. The gauge topped out at 17.14 feet, more than 4 feet above the previous high of 13 feet from Hurricane Audrey in June 1957, according to the US Army Corps of Engineers.

The study found that hurricanes, typhoons, and tropical cyclones worldwide are becoming stronger and potentially more deadly as the globe warms due to the climate crisis.”The change is about 8% per decade,” Jim Kossin, author of the study, told CNN in May when the study was released. “In other words, during its lifetime, a hurricane is 8% more likely to be a major hurricane in this decade compared to the last decade.”

Climate change didn’t cause Hurricane Laura but it did make the storm worse – CNN