Friday, September 02, 2005

Global Warming and Hurricanes

Good post over at RealClimate about the connection between climate change and hurricanes.

They say that although it's impossible to say whether Katrina was caused by warming or not, it's still reasonable to include that it increases the statistical likelihood of such events.

This answers some important claims by global warming apologists that
a) The magnitude of tropical storms is down right now
b) Climate change contributes to weather stability
The lie is put to these arguments because, even though the absolute frequency of storms isn't much worse than it used to be, the actual magnitude of the worst storms has increased and those statistics can be explained by the effect of rising sea surface temperatures and the increased sheer of atmospheric winds.

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