Two times as many hurricanes form in the Atlantic each season as did a century ago, according to a new study from the National Center for Hurricane Research, a private research and educational facility in Colorado.
Scientists peering into the history of hurricanes have identified a statistical correlation between global warming and the attendant rise in sea-surface temperature with the number of hurricanes that form in the Atlantic. Predictably, this study hasn't settled the debate on the issue. Because this study used data that pre-dates satellite technology, some question the quality of the data.
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While scientific consensus about global warming being forced by carbon dioxide and other human greenhouse gas emissions grows ever more sound, the debate about its link to hurricane strength or frequency continues to rage in the scientific community.
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