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Frequency of Atlantic Hurricanes Doubled Over Last Century, Climate Change Suspected
July 29, 2007
About twice as many Atlantic hurricanes form each year on average than a century ago, according to a new statistical analysis. The study concludes that warmer sea surface temperatures and altered wind patterns associated with global climate change are fueling much of the increase.
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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