An eastern Pacific hurricane named Patricia recently slammed into Mexico with a fierceness that surprised may meteorologists. Was the huge swirling low pressure area a fluke or a direct product of the huge warming area of the eastern Pacific that has shoved tropical sea creatures far north off the coast of North America? Was it yet another symptom of a gradually warming planet, also-known-as climate change.
In this article in the New York Times, various theories are explored that trace the cause to a number of intersecting forces – climate change but one of them. It’s a fascinating read – just click here.