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Peter Sousounis, Ph.D.

Dr. Peter Sousounis is vice president and director of climate change research at Verisk. He can be reached at

Hurricane Season Teaser
August 22, 2023

Hurricanes: The current threat and the future warning signals

As climate change unfolds, hurricanes give a high-profile glimpse into the potential effects of a warming world.

Arctic Amplification Melting Iceberg Teaser
May 15, 2023

Arctic Amplification: A Very Bad Positive Feedback Loop

The Arctic amplification has been warming the north pole more than twice the global average, contributing to extreme weather farther south.

Climate Change Hurricane Teaser
October 20, 2022

Will climate change lead to more hurricanes?

Verisk’s Climate Change Projections help organizations investigate how loss metrics such as average annual losses (AALs) and return period may change in the future.

Istock 986048312 Teaser
December 15, 2020

How climate change could impact U.S. hurricane risk

Learn how climate change may affect hurricane risk in the United States, specifically damage to residential and commercial properties.

Hurricane Florence
September 17, 2018

Why climate change and hurricane stalls mean flooding rain

For the second time in the last two years, hurricane precipitation in the U.S. was exacerbated by incredibly slow movement as Florence impinged on the Carolina coastline.

Harvey As Seen From International Space Station
August 28, 2017

Climate change and U.S. hurricane landfall probability

Scientific research on the influence of climate change on hurricane activity has focused on the relationship between warm Atlantic Ocean conditions and tropical activity.

January 3, 2017

Recap: 2016 hurricane season

The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season began early, ended late, and was the most active and costliest since 2012.

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