Scientists have long warned that climate change would increase the number and intensity of hurricanes and on Monday 2020 became the busiest hurricane season in recorded history as "Theta" was named.
"The season had already featured 28 named storms, including a dozen that have made landfall in the United States. In addition to newly-minted Theta, meteorologists are tracking yet another system in the Caribbean that could be named in the days ahead," The Washington Post reported Monday.
Subtropical Storm #Theta has developed tonight in the Northeast Atlantic, the 29th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic… https://t.co/bA50aTuE8i— National Hurricane Center (@National Hurricane Center) 1604978693.0
"The 2020 hurricane season will be remembered not only for its sheer number of storms, but the areas that were targeted by storms multiple times. Southwest Louisiana was ravaged by Category 4 Hurricane Laura in late August, only to be battered again by Hurricane Delta in early October and sideswiped by Zeta late in the month," the newspaper explained. "Mexico’s beleaguered Yucatán Peninsula also saw repeated storm strikes, with the area lashed by Gamma and Delta in early October, and then by Zeta as well."
https://t.co/EYbzp1W6MN https://t.co/taFukBSfYG— NWS Tallahassee (@NWS Tallahassee) 1604978829.0