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How are tornadoes being affected by climate change?
Question Date: 2015-05-15
Answer 1:

Good question! To the best of our knowledge, tornadoes are not affected by climate change. This is surprising, because hurricanes ARE affected by climate change, so why tornadoes apparently are not raises questions about the differences by which tornadoes form versus those in which hurricanes form.

Answer 2:

Tornadoes occur when a warm front and a cold front collide, and the air mass moves in a circular fashion. Climate change affects not only global temperature, but also the strength of these fronts and where they occur; this can result in more destructive (or less destructive) tornadoes that may occur in places where tornadoes were previously uncommon.

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