Warmer Surface Waters Trigger More Destructive Hurricanes

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While there is no apparent connection between warming and an increase in the number of hurricanes, there is a growing literature – including some half-dozen peer-reviewed studies – which find that warmer surface waters generate more powerful and destructive hurricanes. 

Tropical Storms 50 Percent More Intense since 1970s

Changes in Tropical Cyclone Number, Duration, and Intensity in a Warming Environment   

Global Warming Affects Hurricane Intensity –

Man-made factors fuel hurricanes

UK Science Adviser Ties Katrina to Warming 

“Expect Increased Hurricane Intensity” – Kevin Trenberth  

Warming boosts strongest storms 

Penetration of Human-Induced Warming into the World’s Oceans

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