Hurricane Irene and climate change

Hurricane Irene is the first major hurricane of the 2011 season and is currently a category three storm, packing winds of 115mph (185km/h), and  now 580 miles (933km) wide.

A state of emergency has now been declared in five American states.John Cangialosi from the National Hurricane Centre in Florida, told the BBC the storm was “what we call a once in a generation type hurricane”.

For many scientists this statement is inaccurate. Some believe that climate change could mean an increased number of tropical storms and more extreme weather on a regular basis.

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