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Stronger Hurricanes

Is global warming making hurricanes more intense?
Topic: Planet EarthPlanet EarthBrand: NOVA ScienceNOWNOVA ScienceNOW

(This video is no longer available for streaming.) Are hurricanes becoming more intense? As M.I.T. atmospheric scientist Kerry Emanuel relates in this video, over the past half century the average strength and duration of hurricanes in the tropical regions of both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans has doubled. Sea surface temperatures have also been on the rise, likely exacerbating the situation. Will this sobering trend continue?

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