Stronger Hurricanes on the Way
Studies show that hurricanes are likely to intensify
as warmer temperature draw more ocean water into the atmosphere. Warm waters and atmospheric water vapor are two of the factors that drive hurricane formation and strength. Increased temperatures will mean more of both.
During the 20th Century, water vapor over the oceans increased five percent. Current models indicate that there will be a seven percent increase in water vapor for every degree celsius that the earth warms.