Climate change linked to tornado strength and frequency

Climate change may have been playing a key role in the strength and frequency of tornadoes.

Florida State University researchers analysed historical records of tornadoes that occurred in the United States, focusing on tornado frequency and specific geographic areas.

Although the impact of climate change on tornadoes has previously been dismissed, the data show storms were more severe and that more were happening on a given day than in previous years.

The research, which was published in the journal Climate Dynamics earlier this year, will help promote awareness of the higher risk of tornadoes and has implications for storm safety.

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