The Guardian recently reported predictions that hurricanes - and typhoons - could become more extreme. This follows record high sea surface temperatures; also "water vapour over the global oceans increased by 5% and that probably relates to about a 5% increase in intensity and probably a 5% increase in heavy rainfalls. That relates directly to the flooding statistics." - hmm, must wonder if this is linked to the ongoing downpours in s China including Hong Kong at present. Hurricanes">http://www.guardian.co.uk/climatechange/story/0,12374,1508555,00.html]Hu... 'to get stronger'