Saturday, March 14, 2009

Global Cyclonic Activity Lowest in 30-years (STILL)

Okay, so can we finally put this hurricane-warming link myth to rest, even though Al Gore still openly proselytizes that stronger, more frequent hurricanes are a symptom of global warming? Heck, even Lord Obama was recently talking about stronger hurricanes as a result of manmade climate change. Will the news media come out and ask Gore (or Obama) the tough questions about his utter failure as a Nobel Prize-winning pseudo-scientist? Sure…and monkeys will fly out of my butt too.

Global and Northern Hemisphere Tropical Cyclone Activity [still] lowest in 30-years

Tropical cyclone (TC) activity worldwide has completely and utterly collapsed during the past 2 to 3 years with TC energy levels sinking to levels not seen since the late 1970s. This should not be a surprise to scientists since the natural variability in climate dominates any detectable or perceived global warming impact when it comes to measuring yearly integrated tropical cyclone activity. With the continuation (persistence) of colder Pacific tropical sea-surface temperatures associated with the effects of La Nina, the upcoming 2009 Atlantic hurricane season should be above average, as we saw in 2008. Nevertheless, since the Atlantic only makes up 10-15% of overall global TC activity each year (climatological average during the past 30 years), continued Northern Hemispheric and global TC inactivity as a whole likely will continue.

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