Noah S. Diffenbaugh, Martin Scherer, and Robert J. Trapp. Robust increases in severe thunderstorm environments in response to greenhouse forcing. PNAS, September 23, 2013 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1307758110
Severe Thunderstorms and increasing catastrophic losses likely due to Climate Change
Severe thunderstorms can rain so hard rivers flood, crops are destroyed, and wreak havoc with hail and tornadoes. These are one of the primary causes of catastrophic losses in the United States. New climate models suggest severe stormes are going to increase across America.
In 2012, of the 11 weather disasters in the United States that caused over a billion dollars in damage, 7 of them were due to severe thunderstorms.