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Daemon
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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Warming Temperatures Could Cause More Katrinas

One hopes that storms such as 2005's Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the Gulf Coast, and last year's Superstorm Sandy, which caused fatalities in nine countries and upwards of $75 billion in damage, would be few and far between. Unfortunately, researchers are projecting that the number of Atlantic hurricanes of this magnitude will dramatically rise over the coming years. These storms are extremely temperature sensitive, and given the warming that took place over the course of the 20th century, researchers expect the number of Katrina-strength storms to double in the 21st. If global temperatures continue to rise, this number could get even higher. More...
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