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Global Warming Causes Stronger Storms
December 3, 2007
A team of climate researchers, storm experts and computer scientists at Purdue University have created a sophisticated computer model to gauge the impact of global warming on the strength and frequency of severe storms. Their conclusion suggests that warming will cause more damaging storms with the potential to spawn deadly tornadoes and floods.
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