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WMO: Climate change creating conditions for storms

11-14-2013 00:37 BJT

The World Meteorological Organization has said that the year 2013 is on its way to becoming one of the top 10 warmest years since modern recordings began in 1850. And that the impact of storms such as Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines is aggravated by rising sea levels.

"We cannot at this stage attribute a single typhoon to climate change. What we do know of course is that climate change affects sea levels and sea level rise secondly climate change affects ocean surface temperatures and this context, as you would know, these are fuelled...these storms are fuelled by warmer oceans over which they form and over which they pass. The jury is still on whether in fact tropical cyclones will become more frequent in the future but certainly we can see the extremities of the storms are only increasing because the conditions under which they are created are changing," said Jeremiah Lengoasa, dep. secretary-general of World Meteorological Organization.



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