Air pollution may have led to fewer hurricanes, study finds


Air pollution has been linked to a number of detrimental effects on the environment and human health over the years. But it may also have produced one unintended positive impact: lowering the frequency of tropical storms in the Atlantic, including hurricanes. That’s at least the conclusion of researchers at the Met Office, the UK’s national weather service, who examined nearly 200 years-worth of air pollution and storm data, including several years into the future via a computer model.

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