No debate anymore: Climate change makes extreme weather worse, federal scientists say
Sander Eshuis, a tourist from Holland, poses for a photo as he is doused by waves at the Southernmost Point marker in Key West, Florida, on Sept. 27, 2022. - Jose A. Iglesias/Miami Herald/TNS

MIAMI — South Florida has always been hot, rainy and vulnerable to hurricanes. So it’s understandable that some longtime residents remain skeptical that climate change is doing anything to make the region’s age-old problems any worse. But scientists at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) delivered a clear message Monday at the American Meteorological Society’s annual meeting in Denver: Climate change is — unequivocally — making extreme weather events worse. In fact, scientists can now go a step further and show that specific weather disasters were more likely or mor...