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.
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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