The main consequence of Global Warming is that it takes what Mother Nature provides and turns it up to 11 and never is this never more true than with Hurricanes which is bad news for The Caribbean and the East coast of the United States as we have just entering Hurricane Season in the Atlantic.
A large, rotating low pressure systems drawing upon the Oceans warming waters will be barrelling into land between now and November leaving bringing death and destruction in its wake but a warming climate doesn't mean there will be more hurricanes, just that the ones that do develop will intensify quicker, resulting in a greater number of the most severe category storms.
The Accumulated Cyclone Energy Index (ACE) shows that the proportion of tropical storms that rapidly strengthen into powerful hurricanes has tripled over the past 30 years and the warming of the atmosphere and upper ocean makes excellent conditions for fiercer, more destructive hurricanes that often stall once they hit land, resulting in torrential downpours that cause horrendous flooding.
The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) state that the intensity of hurricanes will increase by about 5% this century and there is the further problem of the rising sea levels which result in storm surge which can fan out across several hundred miles of coastline.
Meteorologists at Colorado State University have predicted 2019 will see a slightly below-average Atlantic season of 13 named storms, five of which will become hurricanes due to a mild El Nino further warming the Pacific Ocean.