The 2020 Hurricane Season Is a Turning Point in Human History

We’ve run out of letters to name our storms, and entered a brand-new, catastrophic era

Eric Holthaus
OneZero

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A NOAA GOES-East satellite handout image of Hurricane Dorian (Cat. 5 storm) tracking towards the Florida taken Sept 1, 2019.
Photo: NOAA/Getty Images

On Friday, one of the most remarkable moments in recent meteorological history opened a window to our future.

A strengthening swirl of clouds spinning in the central Atlantic earned the name…

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