Astrid Caldas

Astrid Caldas is a climate scientist with the Climate & Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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The map shows tracks and strength of Atlantic tropical cyclones in 2020. Blues are tropical depressions and tropical storms. Yellow through red show hurricanes. Darker shades meaning stronger ones. (Image: Master0Garfield/Wikimedia Commons) Views
Monday, November 30, 2020
Rapid Intensification and Number of Storms Make 2020 a Record Hurricane Season
As we reach the official end of hurricane season, 2020 will be one for the record books. Looking back at these long, surprising, sometimes downright crazy past six months (seven if you count when the first named storms actually started forming), there are many noteworthy statistics and patterns...
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Imagine one million people on the move right now, all trying to find safe shelter. (Photo: NASA) Views
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Dangerous Hurricane Season To Open Amidst COVID-19
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has just released its Atlantic hurricane season outlook for 2020 , forecasting an above-average hurricane season with 13-19 named storms, of which 6-10 could turn into hurricanes. Of these hurricanes, 3-6 could become major. If the outlook...
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Monday, September 12, 2016
No Need To Wait for the Future: Global Warming Impacts Are Happening Right Here, Right Now.
One thought hit me today, and it was not a very optimistic one. I thought that one may get so used to the fact that that month after month temperature records are being broken, that the issue of global warming would somehow become an afterthought, or a “cry wolf” phenomenon. After all, it is...
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