In the June 6th episode of his news show, Chris Hayes discussed this year’s recently arrived hurricane season. He cited a report by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a federal agency, which predicts:
” …there is a 70 percent likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 7 to 11 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 6 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher).
These ranges are well above the seasonal average of 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes.”
The report goes on to say that of the factors contributing to this increase in severity, warmer-than-average water temperatures in the tropical Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea play a significant role.
Hayes makes the obvious connection between warmer water and global warming during the broadcast in a way that should put any doubt as to whether or not human activities can alter the weather to rest. He also mentions Superstorm Sandy, which will now and forever be considered the hallmark of extreme weather brought on by global warming/climate change.
Watch the video to see him tell it.