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Hurricanes Are Trapping Small Island Nations in Ever-Worsening Spirals of DebtGettyImages-2160642969.jpg

Hurricanes Are Trapping Small Island Nations in Ever-Worsening Spirals of Debt

By the time Beryl arrived, Grenada had already spent 20 years recovering from Hurricane Ivan (2004), a disaster that cost a staggering 200 percent of GDP and precipitated a debt crisis. In neighboring Dominica, Hurricane Maria (2017) caused damage worth 226 percent of GDP: It is now one of the most heavily indebted countries in […]

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Hurricane Beryl Isn’t a Freak Storm—It’s the Exact Nightmare Meteorologists PredictedHurricane-Beryl-AP24183802321624.jpg

Hurricane Beryl Isn’t a Freak Storm—It’s the Exact Nightmare Meteorologists Predicted

Hot water provides the energy hurricanes need to grow and thrive. Gusty winds evaporate a tiny bit of water off the sea’s surface. This warm water vapor rises into the clouds and releases its heat, which powers the thunderstorms that drive a hurricane’s intensity. The Atlantic Ocean has been running a fever for the past

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