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Climate Change Will Now Bring Rare Storms Every Three Years

Climate Change Will Now Bring Rare Storms Every Three Years

Global warming may cause major hurricanes and flooding more frequently in cities.

Yi Chen


Hurricane Irene struck the east-cost of the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean last summer, and brought winds up to 85 mph (120 km/h) that caused mortalities and extensive damages among various communities. The tropical storm was called the ‘100-year event’, but scientists from MIT and Princeton University hypothesize that similar storms like Hurricane Irene could occur as often as every 3 to 20 years.

The study used a variety of climate model projections and found that due to global warming, flash floods and strong hurricanes could happen more frequently than we think. The research leaves a lot to think about for urban planners and architects to rethink buildings, dams and structures that can be storm-proof and prevent flooding every 20 years.

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