Climate Change

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was a record-breaker, and it’s raising more concerns about climate change

Rescue workers are seen on a vehicle crossing a flooded street during Storm Hanna in Apodaca on the outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico

Rescue works cross a flooded street during Storm Hanna in Mexico. Image: REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

James H. Ruppert Jr.
Assistant Research Professor, Penn State
Allison Wing
Assistant Professor of Meteorology, Florida State University
Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how Climate Change is affecting economies, industries and global issues
A hand holding a looking glass by a lake
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale
Stay up to date:

Climate Change

Tropical storm tracks show how busy the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was.
A map of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Image: Brian McNoldy
Have you read?
A heat map showing how atlantic sea surface temperatures in 2020 are warmer than those recorded between 1981 to 2010
Atlantic sea surface temperatures in September 2020 were warmer than the 1981-2010 average. Image: NOAA
A satellite image of Hurricane Iota making landfall in Nicaragua in November 2020.
Satellite instruments capture Hurricane Iota making landfall in Nicaragua on Nov. 16. The image shows the temperature of cloud tops, which tells scientists how tall the clouds are. Image: NOAA; James H. Ruppert Jr.
Don't miss any update on this topic

Create a free account and access your personalized content collection with our latest publications and analyses.

Sign up for free

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:
Climate ChangeClimate IndicatorsUnited StatesGlobal Risks
World Economic Forum logo
Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe today

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

Why closing the price gap for green fuels is key to decarbonizing the maritime sector

Vincent Clerc and Takeshi Hashimoto

December 2, 2023

About Us



Partners & Members

  • Join Us

Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2023 World Economic Forum