Monday, January 31, 2011
150 mph Hurricane Aiming at Australia
It's summer on the bottom of the world - the peak of hurricane season there - and Australia has a 149 mph Hurricane aiming at it (they call them cyclones down there). Yikes!
Since the seasons reverse and our hurricane season starts in June, this could be an ominous sign of the huge power they can generate. It also raises the question WHY these storms seem to be getting more powerful.
One culprit: a warming planet. Warmer water means more energy for hurricanes. We could see CAT 4 and CAT 5 storms in the Atlantic and Gulf later this year if this trend continues.
Be forewarned - and prepare NOW!
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