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Intense, destructive storms may occur frequently as global warming intensifies, Greenpeace warns

NEW DELHI: Intense and destructive storms are likely to occur more frequently as global warming intensifies, Greenpeace said on Saturday. 

"Such intense and destructive storms are likely to become more frequent in the future as global warming intensifies. Even a small increase in the ocean's warmth can turn tropical disturbances into hurricanes or pump up an existing storm's power," said Greenpeace India member 
Biswajit Mohanty

According to the organization, 
Cyclone Phailinwhich is expected to hit the coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh is likely to be the strongest such to affect India in 14 years, since the 1999 Odisha cyclone

"Since governments have refused to deal with climate change and instead allow the pumping of ever more greenhouse gases into the 
atmosphere, global temperatures will continue to increase, said Mohanty. 

"Scientists expect tropical cyclones in some regions to become more intense with increased rainfall and wind speed, posing an even greater threat," he added.

The Times of India (12-10-2013)