Cyclones, Hurricanes And Typhoons Rarer Today Than For Up To 1500 years. Global Warming Thanked

Posted on Thu 01/30/2014 by


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Remember warmists such as Al Gore claiming global warming would give us more and stronger hurricanes and cyclones?

In fact, a new paper published in Nature says cyclones haven’t been this rare in Australia for perhaps a1000 years. From the abstract:

Here we show, on the basis of a new tropical cyclone activity index (CAI), that the present low levels of storm activity on the mid west and northeast coasts of Australia are unprecedented over the past 550 to 1,500 years… The present cycle includes a sharp decrease in activity after 1960 in Western Australia. This is in contrast to the increasing frequency and destructiveness of Northern Hemisphere tropical cyclones since 1970 in the Atlantic Ocean and the western North Pacific Ocean. Other studies project a decrease in the frequency of tropical cyclones towards the end of the twenty-first century in the southwest Pacific, southern Indian and Australian regions. Our results, although based on a limited record, suggest that this may be occurring much earlier than expected.

But as always, it’s global warming – whether more cyclones or fewer: Professor Jonathan Nott in the taxpayer-funded Conversation:

We cannot be sure that this current decrease in cyclone activity is due to climate change – but it is mirroring the forecasts.

And note also that the study’s claim that at least there are more and stronger cyclones in the Atlantic seems disputed by the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change:

In summary, confidence in large scale changes in the intensity of extreme extratropical cyclones since 1900 is low… Over periods of a century or more, evidence suggests slight decreases in the frequency of tropical cyclones making landfall in the North Atlantic and the South Pacific, once uncertainties in observing methods have been considered. Little evidence exists of any longer-term trend in other ocean basins… Several studies suggest an increase in intensity, but data sampling issues hamper these assessments

The great global warming scare is blowing out.

Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

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