New Delhi: Ocean storms across East and South east Asia will become more intense and destructive in the coming years due to spike in ocean warming, according to a latest study.
Researchers at the University of South Carolina’s (USC) Department of Marine Sciences found that the deadly super typhoons has intensified by 50% in the last 40 years due to climate change. The theory, outlined in Nature Geoscience, highlights that warmer sea temperature provides more fuel to the typhoons that would wreck havoc on the large coastal populations of China, Japan, Korea and Phillipines.
According to the Associated Press, this region has recently suffered some of the world’s most devastating typhoons, including Haiyan, which killed 6340 people in 2013, and Morakot which killed 789 in 2009, both in the Philippines.
Professor Wei Mei of USC and author of the study suggested that reduction in carbon emission is the only solution that could curb ocean warming and prevent active typhoons from hitting Asia more frequently.