Gallery: Increased Intensity of Hurricanes Due to Climate Change

© Robert Birkenes. Flickr Commons.

As hurricane Irene moves slowly up the east coast, you can bet that everyone on this side of the country is bracing for the worst. Aside from the fact that NYC is in a state of emergency in light of a Category 1 hurricane that is getting a lot worse, the intensity of recent hurricanes can actually be linked to some very alarming changes in the Earth’s climate.

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1 Comment

  1. caeman August 29, 2011 at 10:43 am

    “Recent studies have discovered a disturbing link between the destructive power of hurricanes and higher ocean temperatures…”

    Not to be nit-picky, but we’ve have known for quite some time this little detail. This is not NEW information. It isn’t even relatively new, but borders on old information.

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