Wind speeding up faster in the most powerful hurricanes over the last thirty years
Wind speeding up faster in the most powerful hurricanes over the last thirty years
Wind speeding up faster in the most powerful hurricanes over the last thirty years

Hurricane Maria, destroying many parts of the Caribbean, developed from a tropical storm into a powerful hurricane in only three days. A new study found that wind speed within the most powerful hurricanes increases more rapidly now than thirty years ago.

Such intensification of hurricanes makes them more devastating when they hit land. The cause of accelerated hurricane development is the elevated sea water temperature, due to climate change either as a consequence of human activity or of natural climate shifts.

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