Global warming, hurricane intensity linked

0 Comments – February 28, 2007

Interesting article with few stated facts.  This article quotes a study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies.  It states that they have been able to prove a link between hurricanes and global warming using satellite data from 1983-2005.

U.S. atmospheric scientists say they’ve found new evidence to support the theory that global warming produces stronger Atlantic Ocean hurricanes.

Working with global satellite data from 1983-2005, the researchers simplified newer and technologically advanced satellite information and aligned it with older records.

“The data says the Atlantic has been trending upwards in hurricane intensity quite a bit,” he said. “But the trends appear to be inflated or spurious everywhere else, meaning that we still can’t make any global statements.”

Read the article here.

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