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  1. Real World

    Real World Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 15, 2006
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    This is a tad different than I remember being told since Katrina.

    Study: Warming may cut US hurricane hits

    By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer
    Tue Jan 22, 6:26 PM ET

    WASHINGTON - Global warming could reduce how many hurricanes hit the United States, according to a new federal study that clashes with other research. The new study is the latest in a contentious scientific debate over how man-made global warming may affect the intensity and number of hurricanes.


    Trenberth is among those on the other side of a growing debate over global warming and hurricanes. Each side uses different sets of data and focus on different details.

    One group of climate scientists has linked increases in the strongest hurricanes — just those with winds greater than 130 mph — in the past 35 years to global warming. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has said "more likely than not," manmade global warming has already increased the frequency of the most intense storms.

    But hurricane researchers, especially scientists at NOAA's Miami Lab, have argued that the long-term data for all hurricanes show no such trend. And Wang's new research suggests just the opposite of the view that more intense hurricanes result from global warming. The Miami faction points to a statement by an international workshop on tropical cyclones that says "no firm conclusion can be made on this point."

  2. DarrylS

    DarrylS PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Sep 13, 2004
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    Interesting results, all I can say is we shall see.. seems as though worldwide there has been an increase in severe storms.. if it does not hit the US it does not exist, kinda like peek a boo.
  3. STFarmy

    STFarmy In the Starting Line-Up

    Sep 14, 2004
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    No kidding. This is laughable. Not the idea of global environmental change that is, but how people use it.

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