Wednesday, May 21, 2008

You read it here first

... sorry, can't help but gloat:
Global warming isn't to blame for the recent jump in hurricanes in the Atlantic, concludes a study by a prominent federal scientist whose position has shifted on the subject.

Not only that, warmer temperatures will actually reduce the number of hurricanes in the Atlantic and those making landfall, research meteorologist Tom Knutson [of NOAA] reported in a study released Sunday.

[... snip ...]

Another group of experts, those who study hurricanes and who are more often skeptical about global warming, say there is no link. They attribute the recent increase to a natural multi-decade cycle.
Both groups are right, albeit in different ways. But you read it here first. Kudos to Instapundit for staying on top of this.

And the NOAA website puts it this way:
NOAA Model Projects Fewer, But More Intense Hurricanes Late This Century
(Emphasis added.) You read that here first too.

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