Hurricane Beryl intensified by record ocean temperatures, experts warn

The Guardian July 9, 2024, 02:00 PM UTC

Summary: Hurricane Beryl was fueled by record-high ocean temperatures, intensifying from a category 1 to 5 storm in two days. The Atlantic saw its earliest category 5 hurricane ever. Rising ocean heat, exacerbated by climate change, is making extreme storms more likely. Last year was the hottest on record, with marine heatwaves affecting 90% of oceans. Experts predict a potentially disastrous hurricane season with up to 13 hurricanes.

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