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Industrial Pollution Reduced Hurricanes; Cleaner, Aerosol-Free Air May Lead To More Storms: Study

June 25, 2013

Could the planet's dirty air have been keeping hurricanes partially in check?

That's the startling conclusion of a new climate study, published in Nature Geoscience on Monday, that looked at the effects of man-made aerosols (particles suspended in atmosphere) on the North Atlantic's climate in the 20th Century.

Conducted by Britain's Meteorological Office, researchers used climate models to weigh pollutants against tropical storms.


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