Global salt marsh erosion is largely driven by regular weather patterns, rather than the occasional violent storm.
With heavier rainfall sweeping through the African savanna, one would expect to see more thriving populations of trees. However, it turns out trees' deep roots are actually disadvantageous and don't allow the plants to suck up abundant water resources.
According to new models, storm surges are expected to increase significantly in areas that aren't usually susceptible to tropical storms. Researchers call these cyclones Gray Swans, and believe that as climate change increase, so does the possibility of these potentially devastating storms.
The Atlantic is often hit with hurricanes come summertime, but it is likely to see below-normal storms this season, according to the NOAA's Climate Prediction Center.
Experts have found new evidence that supports the theory that the intensity of tornadoes in the United States will continue to heighten as climate patterns around the globe change. Twisters will be more likely to set down in the same place in the same day, recreating a scenario disturbingly similar to Hollywood's latest disaster flick.