22nd February 2016
It’s now over 10 years since a Category 3 storm or higher made landfall in the US.
The longest break on record since data began being collected before 1900.
Hurricane Wilma was the last major hurricane to hit the US on 24th of October 2005.
Maybe due to Glowbull warming, who knows?
Are hurricanes affected by Glowbull warming?
Truth is, no one knows, but many are prepared to hazard guesses.
Take NOAA for example:
Global Warming and Hurricanes
Thomas R. Knutson
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/NOAA
Sept. 3, 2008; Last Revised November 28, 2012
A. Summary Statement
Two frequently asked questions on global warming and hurricanes are the following:
- Have humans already caused a detectable increase in Atlantic hurricane activity?
- What changes in hurricane activity are expected for the late 21st century, given the pronounced global warming scenarios from current IPCC models?
In this review, I address these questions in the context of published research findings. I will first present the main conclusions and then follow with some background discussion of the research that leads to these conclusions. The main conclusions are:
- It is premature to conclude that human activities–and particularly greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming–have already had a detectable impact on Atlantic hurricane activity. That said, human activities may have already caused changes that are not yet detectable due to the small magnitude of the changes or observational limitations, or are not yet properly modeled (e.g., aerosol effects).
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