Hurricanes: the science behind the destruction
Hurricanes are among the most dangerous natural phenomena on earth, causing billions of dollars of damage and destroying lives every year. But what turns a peaceful patch of ocean into the planet’s most destructive force, and how is this process being affected by climate change?
00:00 – What are tropical cyclones?
00:46 – The history of tropical cyclones
02:06 – How do they form?
04:33 – What happens when they reach land?
07:13 – What is the impact of climate change?
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