Thursday, November 23, 2006

Global Warming and Hurricanes

After all the hurricanes in the 2005 season, and predictions of doom for this season, lots of people in the media were saying "we told you so - global warming is real!". Others argued that one storm or one year can't be used to show climate change, because of normal variations, but this was usually ignored or tucked in the end of an article to show "balance".

Well, the 2006 hurricane season is about over - and has been one of the calmest in years. Could it be that this represents normal variations? Must be, since we haven't seen articles saying "no hurricanes this year - ice age must be on the horizon!"

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