Gallery: Man-Made Aerosols Affect Hurricane Activity in Surprising Ways

 

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Researchers from the UK Met Office have discovered that the presence of man-made aerosols affects hurricane activity, but not in the way that one might automatically assume. It turns out that during the 20th century, aerosols in the atmosphere slowed down hurricane activity, and that efforts to clean them up since the 1980s has resulted in increased hurricane activity.

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