Warmer world, worse weather – why

Why a change in global temperature = more extreme weather, from McClatchy:

“With every degree Fahrenheit rise in temperature, the atmosphere can hold 4 percent more moisture. As a result, Sandy was able to pull in more moisture, fueling a stronger storm and magnifying the amount of rainfall by as much as 5 percent to 10 percent compared with conditions more than 40 years ago.”

Interesting article about how cities on the East Coast are sharing lessons learned from hurricanes and mega-storms and trying to mitigate future damage. Recommended read!