Super storms are getting stronger

Super storms are getting stronger

Typhoons hitting east and southeast Asia are getting stronger, according to a recent study from the United States.

The study shows typhoons have increased in intensity by 12 to15 percent over the past 40 years due to warming sea temperatures, while the number of storms rated category 4 or 5 has doubled.

These findings may mean China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan will receive more damaging typhoons in the future as atmospheric greenhouse gas levels continue to warm the oceans.

Super storms are getting stronger

Aerial view of vehicles moving through water as typhoon Nida brings rain to the central city in August (Getty)

The research results come just after the world's biggest carbon emitters - China and the US - officially ratified the Paris climate agreement.

Despite this, scientists are warning they only expect the sea to get warmer.


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