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Where are the hurricanes?
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Author:  Dingo [ Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Where are the hurricanes?

Apparently so far this year there haven't been any hurricanes in the Atlantic region.
http://grist.org/climate-energy/here-co ... urricanes/

The truth is that scientists and forecasters don’t really know what caused the lull during this season — which underscores the ongoing tentativeness of our understanding of what sparks individual hurricanes, and what causes their seasonal variability in general.
For years, scientists have argued that warmer ocean waters ought to lead to more powerful hurricanes: After all, the oceans are a hurricane’s energy source. It seems straightforward enough, but debates have raged nonetheless, particularly about whether we can detect any changes to hurricanes that have happened already.

Still there are at least a couple of things climate scientists are confident about.
While scientists sort all this out, sea levels continue to rise due to global warming. The picture here is very clear. And that means that every single hurricane that hits land will push seawater farther inland when it does so.
And then there’s the warming of the oceans, which leads to two more clear conclusions, according to Masters. Warmer oceans make hurricane seasons longer, and they also make it possible for storms to travel north.

Author:  Johhny Electriglide [ Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Where are the hurricanes?

Well, now one has killed at least a dozen and another bad tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico area. Then the western mountain areas went from drought and massive forest fires to "Biblical" deadly floods. The beginnings of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming causing climate change fluctuation beyond historic. Even with the 90% reduction of HGHGs in less than ten years, it will still get worse, but hopefully the survivors of the crash can live through, with the natural ice age cycle. Let's push for that best case scenario, and not give up until it is clear the tipping points have been passed by a lack of enough reductions. :mrgreen:

Author:  Philly76 [ Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:16 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Where are the hurricanes?

I'm sure there are very bad years and very quiet years. We should count ourselves lucky.

Author:  Dingo [ Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:50 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Where are the hurricanes?

Just because we aren't getting slammed doesn't mean other folks aren't. Get a load of this.

http://www.altenergyshift.com/page/blog ... ever-r2232

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