A new Purdue University study says the rising global temperature will likely spawn more intense storms across the U.S. by mid century.
Purdue Meteorology Professor Robert Jeff Trapp says the study in conjunction with Stanford University took about 18 months.
The study says human-induced, global warming is creating conditions that give rise to more frequent and intense storms.
Trapp says certain parts of the nation that are already prone to severe storms - like the Southeast and Midwest - will likely see an "amplification" of current storm activity.
Trapp says it's not his intention or role to get involved in the "politics" of global warming.
He says it's his job to merely measure the data and reach conclusions based on non-biased, scientific study.