Monday, May 19, 2008

Few Hurricanes with Global Warming

Just to show that the science of global warming and hurricanes is not settled yet, a new paper came out in Nature Geoscience yesterday, predicting fewer but more intense storms in the Atlantic ocean as the globe warms.
A simulation of Atlantic hurricane activity for the final decades of the century projected an 18 percent decrease in hurricanes and a 27 percent decrease in tropical storms, researchers at the U.S. government's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in New Jersey found.

"It does not support the notion that increasing greenhouse gases are causing a large increase in Atlantic hurricane or tropical storm frequency," said Thomas Knutson, one of the study's authors.

Clearly more study is needed. Give the scientists time to do their jobs before you plan out your propaganda.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well if the hurricanes will be stronger i wonder if we will ever learn our lesson from the past to be repaired in time.