Global warming newsworthy event.
It is expected to drop 12 inches of rain where they only get a few inches a year. So just imagine a hurricane plowing through Arizona and the flooding it would cause. How much damage it would do to the dessert ecology as it washed everything away.
Extreme weather does effect politics. causes unrest and migration. We are seeing that in Syria with a extreme drought.
If it seems strange that there’s a classic buzzsaw-like tropical cyclone swirling toward Yemen of all places, that’s because it is. We usually see a handful of tropical cyclones in the Indian Ocean every year—they’re more common on the other side of India—but storms that form in the Arabian Sea usually don’t get this strong and they usually don’t make it to landfall. Only Cyclones Gonu (2007) and Phet (2010) are recorded to have made landfall on the Arabian Peninsula with winds equivalent to those of a hurricane, but those were both in Oman, and there are no records of a cyclone this strong making ever landfall in Yemen.