A new study published in Nature finds that for the past three decades, hurricanes and tropical cyclones have been gradually moving away from the equator and towards the poles. Hmm. *Checks current location* Fuck.

For the past 30 years, storms have been moving towards the respective poles at a rate of "33 miles per decade in the Northern Hemisphere and 38 miles per decade in the Southern Hemisphere," the study found. Yes, this may be due to global warming! And it can have some fun consequences. Science Daily reports:

The implications are serious, since the movement of peak intensity means regions further north and south of the equator, which have not previously had to face many landfalls by violent cyclones, may now have greater exposure to these extreme weather events. That, in turn, could lead to "potentially profound consequences to life and property," the paper states. "Any related changes to positions where storms make landfall will have obvious effects on coastal residents and infrastructure."

I guess this is good news for the poor bastards in the Caribbean who've been getting wiped out by hurricanes every few years, but on the other hand *Checks current location* fuck.

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