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Hurricanes and Climate Change: Assessing the Linkages Following the 2006 Season

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William M. Gray, Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University reviews the hurricane data and the science of hurricanes. He says there is no reliable data available to indicate increased hurricane frequency or intensity in any of the globe's seven tropical cyclone basins, and that there is no plausible physical reasons for believing that Atlantic hurricane frequency or intensity will change significantly if global ocean temperatures continue to rise.

Hurricane/Global Warming Link Weakens Further

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This article from World Climate Report reviews a study by researchers Gabriel Vecchi and Brian Soden that examines the projections of atmospheric characteristics that would effect hurricane formation and intensity. They find the climate models show an increase in vertical wind shear and increased vertical stability, both quantities that inhibits the formation of hurricanes. The conclusion is that CO2 induced warming will not cause an increase in hurricane intensity.

Uncertainty in Hurricanes and Global Warming

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Kevin Trenberth discusses whether a trend in hurricane activity can be attributed to human activity. He reviews the factors that affect hurricane strength.

Hurricane Activity Varies All the Time

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Dr. Tad Murty has studied storms all his life. He says there is no evidence that global warming has caused increase hurricane activity.

Storm Frenzy Is Not an Anomaly, But a Phase

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Bill Coats says the that changing hurricane activity is the result of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, not global warming.

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