The international body that names hurricanes and tropical storms will no longer name storms after Greek letters after the record-shattering 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. The World Meteorological Organization said too much focus was given to the Greek names themselves and not on the dangerous storms they represented and some sounded too similar, which caused confusion. The WMO decided not to change the start date of the official hurricane season (currently June 1), though its director said discussions will continue. The 2020 hurricane season included 30 named storms, one-third of which intensified rapidly before making landfall, a dangerous phenomenon made more likely as ocean waters are heated by climate change. (AP, Washington Post $, USA Today, Weather Channel, CNN; Climate Signals background: Hurricanes, 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season)