Ho-hum… Climate change to spawn more hurricanes, study claims

“Improved computer models”? Right-o.

USA Today reports:

The world could see as many as 20 additional hurricanes and tropical storms each year by the end of the century because of climate change, says a study out today.

The study was published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), written by top climate researcher Kerry Emanuel of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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6 thoughts on “Ho-hum… Climate change to spawn more hurricanes, study claims”

  1. Dumbledore says of Sybil Trelawney: “That would make two (predicitons). I’ll have to raise her pay.” If any climate model has done better than “the sun will rise in the east”, it’s been kept a secret.
    The climate change we’ve supposedly already had has resulted in a dearth of tropical cyclones rather than an increase. Some have done more damage but that seems to be a matter of poor preparation and coastal development rather than frequency or ferocity of storms.

  2. H’m. “Predictions” would be a better spelling. That’s why they have computers at Hogwarts — Spell Check.

  3. Brad Pitt proved in New Orleans he’s just as smart as climate scientists when he predicted that after Katrina hurricanes would be bigger, stronger and more frequent in the coming years due to global warming.

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