THE AMERICAN JOURNAL

Study: Warming to Bring Stronger Hurricanes

Top researchers now agree that the world is likely to get stronger but fewer hurricanes in the future because of global warming, seeming to settle a scientific debate on the subject.

 

FILE – In this Aug. 16, 2004 file photo, an oceanfront home damaged by Hurricane Charley is seen in Oak Island, N.C. Top researchers now agree that the world is likely to get stronger, but fewer, hurricanes in the future because of global warming, seeming to settle a scientific debate on the subject. (AP Photo/Sara D. Davis, File) Collapse

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But they say there’s not enough evidence yet to tell whether that effect has already begun.

Since just before Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana and Mississippi in 2005, dueling scientific papers have clashed about whether global warming is worsening hurricanes and will do so in the future. The new study seems to split the difference. A special World Meteorological Organization panel of 10 experts in both hurricanes and climate change — including leading scientists from both sides — came up with a consensus, which is published online Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience

Read more: ABC News

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February 21, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

1 Comment »

  1. Have these people been asleep for the past few months? Did they miss the emails? Did they not see the Copenhagen Conference fall flat on its face? Or are they so arrogant that they’ll continue to push this crap down everyone’s throat?

    Comment by MTR | February 21, 2010 | Reply


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