Hurricane Dorian moves over the Dominican Republic in August 2019. Warmer oceans can intensify any storms that develop, researchers say. Photo: AFP

Climate change: warmer oceans could set off a year of extreme weather, US forecasters warn

  • The world’s oceans, especially the Gulf of Mexico, are warmer than average, as a result of climate change
  • The high temperatures have affected the Atlantic hurricane season, wildfires from the Amazon to Australia, and record heat and thunderstorms in the US
Topic |   Climate change
Hurricane Dorian moves over the Dominican Republic in August 2019. Warmer oceans can intensify any storms that develop, researchers say. Photo: AFP
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