A record hurricane season is ending. What does climate change have to do with it?

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Hurricane Iota made landfall in Central America earlier this week as a Category 4 storm. It's the 30th storm this Hurricane season, surpassing 2005 as the year with the most hurricanes ever. With this record Atlantic Hurricane season officially ending this month, Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Kevin Reed, a professor at Stony Brook University and director of the Climate Extremes Modeling Group about the connection between climate change and hurricanes.
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Tens of thousands of Hondurans have been left homeless after flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Iota.

The storm struck Honduras earlier this week as a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 155 miles per hour. Rain from the storm flooded neighborhoods and swelled rivers.

Iota was the second Category 4 hurricane to hit this part of Central America in…
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