Birkel talks with WVII about extreme weather, Hurricane Dorian

Sean Birkel talked with WVII (Channel 7) for its story about Hurricane Dorian. Birkel, a research assistant professor at the Climate Change Institute and the Maine state climatologist, indicated that climate change may result in more extreme weather. “So, in a warming climate, warming ocean surface temperatures provide fuel and moisture for a hurricane, so we’d expect there should be more hurricanes and potentially stronger hurricanes,” he said.