Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Reality check on hurricane strikes

From the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang:

Why the major hurricane drought is the most overblown statistic in meteorology

An excerpt:
"Climate-change doubters point to the lack of major-hurricane landfalls as evidence that global warming is not affecting the storms. But, in reality, nine of the last 11 Atlantic hurricane seasons have produced more storms than normal. It’s just that those with the strongest winds have remained over the ocean — something researchers have ascribed to dumb luck."
And I wish to point out -- dumb luck has sent those same storms over Bermuda, the Bahamas, Haiti, and the Yucatan Peninsula (just some of the locations that have been hit hard), causing tremendous damage and loss of life.

We've been lucky. And it won't last forever.

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