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Is climate change making hurricanes worse?

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“So the important thing to understand about hurricanes is that they only form over warm water. Think of warm water as a fuel to the engine that is a hurricane. The hurricane forms when warm air over the ocean rises. As that warm air rises, cool air sort of fills in below it, kind of creating that cyclonic action. At the top it forms clouds, and those clouds create the rain system that we associate with hurricanes.”

Is climate change making hurricanes worse? Yes. New York Times climate team reporter Kendra Pierre-Louis explains.

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Related reading: Humans Are Making Hurricanes Worse. Here’s How.

Related videos: The SUSTAIN Lab’s Hurricane in a Box, Engines of Destruction: The Science of Hurricanes, and does ‘the ozone hole’ hold the secret to fixing climate change?

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