The 2019 hurricane season is well upon us, and across the country many people have growing concerns about how climate change is affecting extreme weather. Climate change certainly contributes to more extreme weather in some demonstrable ways. When temperatures are warmer during hurricane season, clouds can hold more water and wind speeds are faster, leading to more destructive storms.

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NCSE had a busy summer doing outreach in our backyard of Oakland, California. While the Bay Area is known for great science, there are inequities in access to science education, making our free outreach at events in the community, like the Resource Area For Teaching back-to-school gathering for science teachers (pictured below), essential.

NCSE staff support our table at the RAFT event.

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