Hurricane Irma is hovering somewhere between being the most- and second-most powerful hurricane recorded in the Atlantic. It follows Harvey, which dumped trillions of gallons of water on South Texas. And now, Hurricane Jose is falling into step behind Irma, and gathering strength.
Is this what climate change scientists predicted?
In a word, yes. Climate scientists like Michael Mann at Penn State says, "The science is now fairly clear that climate change will make stronger storms stronger." Or wetter.