Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Warm oceans == strong hurricane

The Earth Observatory site also has credible coverage of the recent research confirming that ocean warming is causing stronger hurricanes: Research Re-Examines Strong Hurricane Studies

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have released a study supporting the findings of several studies last year linking an increase in the strength of hurricanes around the world to a global increase in sea surface temperature. The new study strengthens the link between the increase in hurricane intensity and the increase in tropical sea surface temperature. It found that while factors such as wind shear do affect the intensity of individual storms or storm seasons, they don’t account for the global 35-year increase in the number of the most intense hurricanes. The study appears online in the March 16 edition of Science Express at
The theory and observations confirming anthopogenic warming and its consequences is accelerating. But the human response to it? Not so fast.

But it will be. Eventually. Necessity is a mother.

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