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firesdancetheshadows16 karma

Hello Dr. Walker, I have a question regarding the effects of the Amazonian fires on tropical climates. If the Amazon were to be burned down, would it be likely to cause more stronger tropical storms (hurricanes, cyclones, etc.) like the ones we’ve been seeing form recently? Also, how would this affect our jet streams or the flow of water or air in general around the world? Thank you for your time!

firesdancetheshadows1 karma

Hello Professor, I’m interested in finding out how climate change will affect future hurricanes as the oceans warm. It’s inevitable they will be stronger, but to what extent do you think that will be? Also, will we see an increase in the number of hurricanes each year or just the strength of the hurricanes themselves? Thank you for your time!