Storms, Hurricanes, and Climate Change : Short Wave The end of the 2021 hurricane season was officially November 30. This year, there was a lot of hurricane activity. Today on the show, producer Thomas Lu talks to meteorologist Matthew Cappucci about this year's hurricane season — the ups, the lulls, and the surprising end. Plus — how climate change might be affecting these storms.

You can follow Thomas on Twitter @ThomasUyLu and Matthew @MatthewCappucci. Email Short Wave at ShortWave@NPR.org.

The 2021 Hurricane Season Wrapped

The 2021 Hurricane Season Wrapped

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Homes and businesses are flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, La., Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Homes and businesses are flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, La., Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.

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The end of the 2021 hurricane season was officially November 30. This year, there was a lot of hurricane activity. Today on the show, producer Thomas Lu talks to meteorologist Matthew Cappucci about this year's hurricane season — the ups, the lulls, and the surprising end. Plus — how climate change might be affecting these storms.

You can follow Thomas on Twitter @ThomasUyLu and Matthew @MatthewCappucci. Email Short Wave at ShortWave@NPR.org.

This episode was produced by Eva Tesfaye, edited by Gisele Grayson and fact checked by Margaret Cirino and Rasha Aridi. The audio engineer was Patrick Murray.