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Hurricanes could slow due to global warming: scientists called this news terrifying

Hurricanes could slow due to global warming: scientists called this news terrifying

Due to rising levels of CO2 on our planet, hurricanes can slow down. Scientists called this fact bad news. The changes will affect the speed of the hurricane, not the speed of the wind. And if the atmospheric front forms such a hurricane, then it will take him more time to lay his destructive route using rain and wind. Accordingly, the consequences will be more significant.

These shocking conclusions are based on a study of the planet’s meteorological data, which has been collected since 1950. Scientists also studied data on storms that were recorded in later periods. Based on these data, they compiled a computer model that allows you to make a forecast for the next few years.

It is associated with the forward movement of gale-force winds. Regardless of wind speed, hurricane speed will slow down. For example, in 2019, Hurricane Dorian was recorded. The speed of wind gusts was 295 kilometres per hour, but with such indicators, a hurricane in an hour progressed only a few kilometres.

They created a computer model showed that soon the speed of hurricanes will become even less. They will have tremendous destructive consequences for people. Scientists' calculations show that anthropogenic warming will cause a significant slowdown in the movement of hurricanes, especially in some populated areas of middle latitudes.

So says climatologist Gang Zhang of Princeton University. This first study was the first to combine physical interpretation and robust modelling data to show that future anthropogenic warming could significantly slow down the movement of the hurricane.