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Here's how climate change is making hurricanes, typhoons more destructive

Storm surge occurs when winds pile water up as it approaches land, and many factors

Henry Fountain | NYT 

Scientists are increasingly confident of the links between global warming and hurricanes. In a warming world, they say, hurricanes will be stronger, for a simple reason: Warmer water provides more energy that feeds them. Hurricanes and other extreme storms will also be wetter, for a simple reason: Warmer air holds more moisture. And, storm surges from hurricanes will be worse, for a simple reason that has nothing to do with the storms themselves: Sea levels are rising. Researchers cannot say, however, that global warming is to blame for the specifics of the latest storm, ...

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 10:08 IST