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Hurricanes and Global Warming Update

A new article in Geophysical Research Letters adds fuel to the fiery debate over the impact of global warming on hurricanes. It was “not able to corroborate the presence of upward trends in hurricane intensity over the past two decades in any basin other than the Atlantic.”

For Americans, the study is cold comfort since Atlantic hurricanes are what hit us. As for hurricanes elsewhere in the world, the study is more problematic. For a cogent discussion of what the study means, its strengths and weaknesses, and how it fits in with other studies, spend some time on realclimate.org and be sure to read all the comments.

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