Freak storms of 2019 Atlantic hurricane season left trail of destruction and revealed climate change fingerprints
Dorian hurricane. Search and rescue efforts in the Bahamas (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Erik Villa Rodriguez). Captions and image source: ©© Coast Guard
Both Dorian and Lorenzo, which became the strongest hurricane to develop so far northeast in the Atlantic, attained Category 5 strength. The storms brought the count of Category 5s in the Atlantic since 2016 up to six, and marked the fourth year in a row with at least one Category 5, the longest stretch on record.
The historic intensity of both Dorian and Lorenzo, exhibited influences consistent with warming ocean waters and climate change…