Taiwan likely to see stronger typhoons: IPCC


TAIPEI–A United Nations climate change expert predicted on Monday that the typhoons and tropical storms that normally strike Taiwan are likely to get even stronger in the future.

In his first speech in Taiwan, Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, vice chairman of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) , said the number of typhoons and tropical cyclones likely to hit Taiwan in the years to come may not increase significantly, but their magnitude or intensity will most likely rise.

Since 1990, the IPCC has issued an assessment report on global climate change every five to six years, co-authored by meteorologists and scientists from around the world.