Climate Change Changing Cyclones?
A new Nature study on hurricanes contradicts the finding of a previous Nature study Art covered back in February. The new report found that global warming may actually the frequency of tropical cyclones, or hurricanes, in the Atlantic Ocean. The last report said the opposite.
Even though the new study finds that global warming could result in fewer hurricanes, researches also say that climate change may cause slightly wetter and more intense storms. (Think Katrina and Nagris, which some have argued are frightening consequences of global climate change.) Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration used a new model to simulate regional hurricanes, which some climate scientists are already questioning.
The takeaway point is that we shouldn’t be so quick to point fingers at global warming. The science isn’t [all] in yet.