A new top killer emerges in hurricanes, and many blame climate change

Like a giant sponge, a hurricane absorbs water evaporating off the warm surface of the ocean. As the hurricane proceeds on its path, the sponge is constantly absorbing water and wringing itself out, producing rain. In a warmer climate, the sponge is bigger because warm air can hold more water vapor. And since the ocean itself would be warmer, more water would evaporate into the sponge to return to earth as rain.