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Hurricanes will worsen as planet warms and sea levels rise, scientists warn

Hurricane Matthew Is Florida’s Worst-Case Scenario

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Hurricane Matthew is heading straight for Florida, but the storm has already made its place in the history books.  Since weather records began in 1851, no hurricane of Matthew’s predicted strength (Category 4, with sustained winds of at least 135 mph that the National Hurricane Center labels as “catastrophic”) has ever made landfall in Florida north of West Palm Beach. That streak is likely to end in a big way on Thursday…

 

Hurricanes will worsen as planet warms and sea levels rise, scientists warn

Major storms such as Hurricane Matthew, which has slammed into Haiti and is now headed towards the US, will grow in menace as the world warms and sea levels rise, scientists have warned.  Hurricane Matthew is already feared to have caused seven deaths after it hit Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Tuesday, bringing 145mph winds, pounding rain and storm surges to coastal communities…

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