Hurricanes last longer and do more damage after making landfall due to climate change, study says



Hurricanes are keeping their staying power longer once they make landfall, spreading more inland destruction, according to a new study.Warmer ocean waters from climate change are likely making hurricanes lose power more slowly after landfall, because they act as a reserve fuel tank for moisture, the study found. With Eta threatening Florida and the Gulf Coast in a few days, the study’s lead author warned of more damage away from the coast than in the past.The new study looked at 71 Atlantic…

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