Monday, May 29, 2006

Global Warming and Hurricanes: Contestable links

An article in the May 29, 2006 Washington Times brings out the competing claims for truth underlying the recent “documentary” on global warming that is being promoted by former Vice President Al Gore.

The contestable science behind global warming and hurricanes was mentioned on these pages several months ago.

This recent piece points out that correlations to an increasing hurricane frequency may depend on where you look – there may be more in the Atlantic, but fewer in the Pacific, so when you take the total into account (after all, we are talking about “global” warming, aren’t we?) the net result is even.

I continue to cast a skeptical eye on the dramatic claims about global warming and, in particular, what should be done about it. If you have any reliable sources in this area, feel free to post them in comments.


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