Hurricanes and Typhoons

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Focus the sun’s beams on the tropical ocean at peak intensity. Add in warm, moist air. Stir the pot with the motion of the spinning globe. The results become the most powerful storms on Earth, whether they’re called hurricanes, typhoons, cyclonic storms or tropical cyclones. Climate change is making warm water, the fuel for storms, more abundant, and rising sea levels are making storm surge more destructive. Rapid development means that 3 billion people —  almost half the world’s population — n