Our latest episode of Cosmic Journeys, coming soon. This video asks: what are the conditions that can turn an average tropical storm into a destructive monster? While scientists work to identify the diagnostics of super hurricanes and typhoons, they face an escalating conflict between man and nature. More and more of the world’s people are living in proximity to the sea, making them vulnerable to ocean storms. At the same time, the oceans are getting warmer and sea levels are rising, potentially raising the destructive potential of powerful hurricanes and typhoons.