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NCAR Launches Intensive Study Into Future Hurricane Risk
October 8, 2008
NCAR has launched an intensive study, with federal agencies and the insurance and energy industries, to examine how global warming will influence hurricanes in the next few decades. The project will use a combination of computer models to look at future hurricane activity in unprecedented detail.
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