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Hotter Oceans, Fiercer Storms

Have rising sea surface temperatures led in a general way to more intense hurricanes? Atmospheric scientist Kerry Emanuel and meteorologist Peter Webster and his team have gathered powerful evidence that this has been the case over recent decades. In this audio slide show, hear from both scientists and examine their data.

BySusan LewisNova

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