HUFFINGTON POST
03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Climate Change Feeds Destructive Hurricanes, New Study Shows...

Most of the increase in ocean temperature that feeds more intense hurricanes is a result of human-induced global warming, says a study that one researcher says "closes the loop" between climate change and powerful storms like Katrina.

A series of studies over the past year or so have shown an increase in the power of hurricanes in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, a strengthening that storm experts say is tied to rising sea-surface temperatures.

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