As the climate warms, rising sea levels will mean more damage from hurricane storm surge.
2014's Arctic sea ice minimum isn’t going to be as low as the record set in 2012, but it will be well below the 1981-2010 average.
September marks the end of winter when the sea ice that surrounds Antarctica swells to its maximum extent.
The Power Dissipation Index for hurricanes has been on the rise since 1970, along with sea surface temperatures.
Compared with the median ice cover from 1981-2010, 2013's Arctic sea ice loss comes out to approximately 1.74 times the land area of Texas.
The current level of understanding makes it hard to say for certain how climate change will influence Atlantic hurricanes in the future.
By 2100, sea level may be as high as six-and-a-half feet above 1992 levels, putting the homes of 7.8 million Americans at risk of being flooded.
Global sea level rise since 1880.