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Recent studies have painted a pretty grim picture for future hurricane seasons, with more frequent and intense storms occurring in the Northeast due to a changing climate. Last year’s superstorm Hurricane Sandy was labeled as evidence of such climatic storms impacting the US Atlantic coast.
Using a unique combination of computer models, MIT atmospheric scientist Kerry Emanuel has made the contested prediction the 21st century will see an uptick in the number of hurricanes and tropical storms as a result of the forces of climate change.
A distinguished federal scientist has shifted his position regarding the recent increase in hurricanes in the Atlantic ocean, concluding global warming is not the underlying cause. In fact, he believes the warmer temperatures will actually lessen the number of Atlantic hurricanes as well as those making landfall.
The number of tropical storms developing annually in the Atlantic Ocean more than doubled over the past century, with the increase taking place in two jumps, researchers say.
The debate over whether global warming affects hurricanes may be running into some unexpected turbulence. Many researchers believe warming is causing the storms to get stronger, while others aren't so sure.
Most of the increase in ocean temperature that feeds more intense hurricanes is a result of human-induced global warming, says a study that one researcher says "closes the loop" between climate change and powerful storms like Katrina.
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists say it's not easy to tell if global warming caused hurricanes Katrina and Rita but on Monday they forecast more unpredictable weather as Earth gets hotter.
The number of hurricanes in the most powerful categories - like Katrina and Andrew - has increased sharply over the past few decades, according to a new analysis sure to stir debate over whether global warming is worsening these deadly storms. The number of storms reaching categories 4 and 5 grew has grown to 18 per year since 1990.
Hurricane Katrina's fury has reignited the scientific debate over whether global warming might be making hurricanes more ferocious.
By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Hurricanes have become more destructive over the past 30 years and global warming could increase their intensity in the future, an expert warned on Sunday.