Hurricanes Are Moving Up the Atlantic Ocean
This is the calm before the storm. Researchers have predicted that as the Earth’s climate warms, the number of hurricane-strength fall storms raking Western Europe will increase from two this year to 13 by the end of the century. For many, post-tropical storm Ophelia, which ravaged parts of Ireland in October, is evidence enough: It was the most powerful storm to hit the Emerald Isle in decades. But that may not stop European climate change deniers, long used to seeing weather-related destruction happen only far away, from refusing to budge.