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Ophelia shows many hurricanes could reach Europe in the future
Description: The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia have struck the British Isles, causing widespread disruption and damage on Ireland. The cyclone, now downgraded to an extratropical storm, has reportedly led to three deaths. It is unusual for a hurricane to reach western Europe while still at or near hurricane strength. However, hurricanes could be a big part of Britain and Europe's future. There is evidence that hurricane-force storms hitting the UK, like Ophelia, will be enhanced in the future due to human-induced climate change. [Source: New Scientist]
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Source: New Scientist
Publish Date: 10/17/2017
Reading Level: Basic
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