Countries on the Gulf of Mexico have not stopped feeling the effects of Hurricane Eta yet, and weather services are already reporting on the formation of another element. Theta will be the 29th named storm, which means this season has broken the 2005 record. Never before have there been so many big hurricanes in the Atlantic.
As the BBC points out, the cause of so many storms may be the course of the La Niña phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean, as well as high water surface temperatures in recent months. However, the station notes that there is conflicting evidence as to whether advancing climate change means more hurricanes. There are many indications, however, that the higher the temperatures, the stronger and more destructive the element is. According to scientists’ calculations, an increase in hurricane intensity due to climate change is highly probable. They also alarm that the scale of accompanying rainfall may be much greater.