Lightning strikes will surge with climate change

Research forecasts roughly 50 percent rise in U.S. thunderbolts over next century

Lightning

BOLSTERING BOLTS  Warming temperatures will cause more lightning strikes in the United States, new climate simulations predict.

James Loesch/FLICKR (CC BY 2.0)

This article is only available to Science News subscribers.

Subscribers, enter your e-mail address to access our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Science News is a nonprofit.

Support us by subscribing now.

More Stories from Science News on Climate

From the Nature Index

Paid Content