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Hurricanes and typhoons are slowing down, which means more time to do damage

Last Year’s Hurricane Season Was Bad. The Future Might Be Worse.

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Studying simulated hurricanes has proven difficult in the past.

Hurricane season started on June 1 (despite a hurricane being reported prior to that), and a new analysis predicts that this year—and ones coming forward—could be much, much worse than the tumultuous hurricane season of 2017.

The study, from the Journal of Climate, was conducted by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), a federal agency funded by the National Science Foundation.

Researchers analyzed two pre-existing simulations of 22 hurricanes that occurred between 2001 and 2013. One simulation took place in the current climate; the other took place in the climate predicted for 2100, which experts forecast will be about 9 degrees warmer than current temperatures…

 

Hurricanes and typhoons are slowing down, which means more time to do damage

A new study by a scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has found that over the past seven decades, tropical cyclones have slowed down near coastlines around the world.

The findings published in the journal Nature describe a clear link between global warming and the behavior of these severe storms — with potentially devastating consequences for the people that live near them.

According to overwhelming scientific consensus, the climbing average global temperature over the past century has been fueled largely by human activities that have released heat-trapping greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide into the…

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