Climate Change Will Now Bring Rare Storms Every Three Years

Climate Change Will Now Bring Rare Storms Every Three Years
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Global warming may cause major hurricanes and flooding more frequently in cities.

Yi Chen
  • 17 february 2012


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.

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