Global warming’s affect on hurricane activity is not measurable, says the IPCC.
The Miami Herald reports,
… frightening destructive power has made hurricanes a symbol of the perils of global warming, with the image of a whirling eye spewed from a smoke stack adorning posters for Al Gore’s ground-breaking and Oscar-winning 2006 documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.
But a new report on extreme weather from the United Nations-led Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, released last month, suggests that for hurricanes at least, the effects of global warming remain uncertain and likely so incremental that it might be difficult to even measure them. Some storms might grow slightly more intense, the report concludes, but there might be fewer of them — at least over the next century.
“That’s kind of a wash in my book,” said Chris Landsea, science and operations officer at the National Hurricane Center in Miami-Dade.