GOES-16 geocolor image of Hurricane Maria over Puerto Rico as it made landfall on September 20, 2017 | NOAA/NASA/CIRA
Climate

Storm Warning: Warmer Oceans Likely Mean Bigger Hurricanes

Oceans are absorbing the extra heat from greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere, and that’s giving tropical cyclones a boost of energy.

Published On 09/21/2017
6:54 PM EDT
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