Where Are The Hurricanes?

During last years exceptional hurricane season, some global warming advocates pointed to a connection between the storms and warmer oceans.

By the end of July last year we were already finished with the “G” storm. This year we’ve only seen the “B.” By the end of the first week in August 2005, we had added two more storms to the list. Right now, the Hurricane Center is looking at some candidates, but none with imminent potential.

In other words, it’s likely we’ll still be at “B” at the point in 2005 we were looking at “I.”

Will any of last year’s advocates return to explain what’s changed? To quote a famous Connecticut furniture salesman, “I doubt it.”

4 thoughts on “Where Are The Hurricanes?”

  1. I have been away from CT for 8 years now and wouldn’t mind seeing a “come on down” commercial. Just rememeber, there is no such thing as free shipping.

  2. Come on Jeff, it’s quite easy to explain. Last year, everything was just right, and the storms came at us from every direction. This year, the upper level winds aren’t as favorable, more African dust with systems coming from Africa. Even though last year was an extraordinary year, still doesn’t mean that global warming doesn’t exist. 2005 was the warmest on record, and it looks like 2006 will be even warmer.

    Just be glad you haven’t see any, but you know as well as I, they’re on the way.

  3. Gary – you’re right – everything was ‘right.’ The problem is, people with an agenda said it was an obvious affect of global warming. There is a great deal of controversy whether the amount of additional warmth we’ve seen over the last century would have more than a minimal effect on hurricane frequency or severity. I side with Dr. Bill Gray on this that there is no noticeable increase at the moment.

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