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World's oceans are becoming stormier, researchers discover

Data matches predictions that weather will get more extreme as planet warms, scientists say
Increases in average wave height and speed have been recorded around the globe in the past 30 years. Photograph: Doug Allan/Getty Images

The world’s oceans have become more stormy during the past three decades, according to the largest and most detailed study of its kind.

The findings add to concerns that as the world gets hotter, extreme events such as storms and floods could become more frequent and more devastating in their impact.

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