More hurricanes in modern times

| 13/08/2009

(BBC): Hurricanes in the Atlantic are more frequent than at any time in the last 1,000 years, according to research just published in the journal Nature. Scientists examined sediments left by hurricanes that crossed the coast in North America and the Caribbean. The record suggests modern hurricane activity is unusual – though it might have been even higher 1,000 years ago. The possible influence of climate change on hurricanes has been a controversial topic for several years. Study leader Michael Mann from Penn State University believes that while not providing a definitive answer, this work does add a useful piece to the puzzle.

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