'Category 6': the growing fury of hurricanes

Hurricanes are among the most dramatic examples of extreme weather. And with climate change making tropical cyclones ever more intense, some scientists are arguing that the way we categorise them doesn’t sufficiently describe how dangerous these storms can be. They say the solution is to add a brand new ‘category 6’ to the system known as the Saffir-Simpson scale.On this episode, Katya is joined by the BBC’s Graihagh Jackson, host of The Climate Question. They examine how hurricanes are classified, and ask if we need to find more efficient methods of saving lives.The Global Story brings you trusted insights from BBC journalists worldwide. We’re keen to hear from you, wherever you are in the world. We want your ideas, stories and experiences to help us understand and tell The Global Story. Email us at [email protected] You can also message us or leave a voice note via WhatsApp on +44 330 123 9480. #TheGlobalStoryThis podcast was made by Neal Razzell, Laurie Kalus and Alix Pickles. The technical producers were Hannah Montgomery and Graham White. The assistant editor is Sergi Forcada Freixas and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

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The one big story. Making sense of the news with our experts around the world. Insights you can trust, Monday to Friday, from the BBC. Episodes will be ready by 10:30 GMT.Host Katya Adler and our BBC teams guide you through one major global news story each episode.From Beijing to Boston, Baghdad to Bangalore, our unrivalled reach will take you beyond the headlines to help understand and explore what’s happening.The Global News Podcast brings you the latest updates and, on The Global Story, we will drill deep into a single story.From the climate emergency, to the burning questions around Artificial Intelligence, to the movements of money and markets, and the power of the ballot and the bullet.Katya Adler has been a BBC correspondent and editor for more than 25 years, covering conflicts in the Middle East, political and economic crises in Europe, and drug cartels in Mexico. The Global Story team would like to hear your stories and experiences on the issues that we’re covering on the podcast. Please get in touch: [email protected] #TheGlobalStory and tell us your thoughts on what you would like us to talk about.