Due to global warming substantial, and increasing, amounts of energy are being stored in the world's oceans.[1]. This results in increased evaporation from the World's oceans and increased volume of water vapor and energy in the Earth's atmosphere, thus increased precipitation, including extreme events such as tornadoes.[2]


  1. Levitus, S., J. Antonov, and T. Boyer (2005), Warming of the world ocean, 1955–2003, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L02604, doi:10.1029/2004GL021592
  2. "An Era of Tornadoes: How Global Warming Causes Wild Winds" article by Paul Epstein in The Atlantic July 8, 2011

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