Hurricanes Are Getting Stronger, Study Says

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 15, 2005   View Article

Warming ocean temperatures appear to be fueling stronger, more intense hurricanes around the world, a new study suggests.

The number of storms that reach Category Four and Five—the most powerful, damaging hurricanes—has nearly doubled over the past 35 years, the study finds. However, the frequency and duration of hurricanes overall have stayed about the same.

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