Climate change aggravating cyclone damage, scientists say


Rising sea levels making island nations such as Vanuatu more vulnerable to storms and amplifies the impact of tropical cyclones
Scientists say the devastation caused by Pam, the most powerful cyclone to hit the South Pacific since records began, was aggravated by climate change. However, the effect the changing climate is having on tropical storms remains largely unresolved.
The president of Vanuatu told a conference in Japan on Monday that climate change had contributed to Pam’s impact on his nation. There are reports that 90% of the buildings in the capital Port Vila have been destroyed or damaged after the cyclone hit over the weekend. Six people are reported to have been killed. Continue reading…