Evidence of extreme hurricane activity may forebode stormier future for Northeast

February 12, 2015 7:00 PM

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For years, atmospheric scientists have speculated as to how hurricanes might change as the climate warms.

Ocean surface temperature is on the rise, suggesting hurricanes will become more intense in the future. How other atmospheric factors will change — like hurricane-dampening wind shear — remains somewhat of a question mark, injecting doubt into the simple “warmer oceans means stronger hurricanes” arg...

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