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Study: Climate change likely to make hurricanes stronger and more frequent
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By Pat Cunningham
July 10, 2013 12:12 p.m.

HERE‘s another good reason why I’m glad that I don’t live in a coastal area:

Hurricanes are Mother Nature’s largest and most destructive storms. Fed by warm ocean waters and moist atmospheric conditions, about 90 such storms — also known as tropical cyclones — form worldwide each year. With the population of coastal areas growing daily and sea level on the rise, how these monster storms may change as the climate continues to warm is an increasingly urgent question facing climate scientists, insurance companies, and public officials.

A new study by Kerry Emanuel, a prominent hurricane researcher at MIT, ...

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