US Could See Fewer Hurricanes

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Fewer hurricanes could hit the US due to jet stream variations from climate change.

     

    A new study out of Columbia and Colorado State says that climate change could push future hurricanes away from the East Coast.  They say that manmade greenhouse gases could actually redirect atmospheric winds that steer these hurricanes.  Past studies have suggested that climate change will fuel the fire of these storms but building evidence suggests the opposite.  And here’s more good news.  They said that a storm the size of Sandy shouldn’t impact the East Coast for another 700 years.  But don’t get out the party hats just yet.  There are other factors that must be accounted for like the effect of rising sea levels, which scientists admit, could have its own impact on the nature of future hurricanes.