Pollution makes powerful cyclones more likely, claim scientists

Guardian: Powerful tropical cyclones that cause large numbers of deaths and massive property damage around the Arabian Sea are becoming increasingly common as a result of pollution, scientists say. Analysis of the intensity of storms between 1979 and 2010 suggests that thick layers of haze have created atmospheric conditions that intensify cyclones and increase the chances they will reach land. There has been a sixfold increase in fine aerosol emissions locally since the 1930s from forest fires, domestic......

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