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A Whole Lotta Hot Air
January 25th, 2008 1:47 pm

Remember when researchers claimed that global warming was to blame for the destructive 2005 hurricane season?

Global warming helped fuel 2005’s destructive hurricane season, researchers said Thursday. Their study adds to a roiling scientific debate over the role of climate change in spurring more intense hurricanes.

And remember how they predicted that the 2006 season, and again in 2007, would be as bad or worse… because of global warming?

Last month, researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said there’s an 80% chance of an “above-average” hurricane season with four to six major hurricanes this year.

Um, nevermind.

Global warming could reduce how many hurricanes hit the United States, according to a new federal study that clashes with other research.

In it, researchers link warming waters, especially in the Indian and Pacific oceans, to increased vertical wind shear in the Atlantic Ocean near the United States. Wind shear — a change in wind speed or direction — makes it hard for hurricanes to form, strengthen and stay alive.

So that means “global warming may decrease the likelihood of hurricanes making landfall in the United States,” according to researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Miami Lab and the University of Miami.

I guess global warming is now a thing to praise… at least if you live on the gulf coast.

Whatever the case, I’m sure Al Gore’s gonna find a way to make some money on the new revelation.

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