In this NOAA handout image, taken by the GOES satellite at 1620 UTC, Hurricane Matthew is seen in the Caribbean Sea heading towards Jamaica, Haiti, and Cuba on October 3, 2016. | NOAA via Getty Images
Climate

Ominous Climate Change Warning Seen in Caribbean Storms 100K Years Ago

Violent superstorms much more powerful than the recent hurricane season occurred under climate conditions similar to those we're seeing today.

Published On 10/23/2017
12:00 PM EDT
The image on the left shows eolian (lower) and runup bedding (upper) exposed in a roadcut on Old Land Road on Great Exuma Island (road elevation +23 meters). On the right are thick beds with fenestral porosity, or "beach bubbles," showing that massive waves ran up over older dunes exposed in a roadcut on Suzy Turn Road along the Atlantic Ocean east side of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, BWI. | Marine Geology