Risk of Hurricanes May Be Much Higher Than Expected, Study Says

February 12, 2015 3:18 PM

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Risk of Hurricanes May Be Much Higher Than Expected, Study Says

Storms like the devastating 2004 Hurricane Katrina may start becoming more frequent due to climate change, a new study says.

Sediment deposits suggest that during prehistoric times, severe hurricanes were slamming America’s eastern seaboard with a very high frequency—every 40 years—due to warmer ocean temperatures, according to the study, published Wednesday in Earth’s Future. Today, ocean temperatures off New England, wh...

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