Getting Ready for the Peak of Hurricane Season

By Chris Mooney | August 8, 2011 11:38 am

My latest DeSmogBlog post is a look forward to what may be coming in the Atlantic region, in a hurricane season expected to be very active (as usual), with 9-10 projected hurricanes and 3-5 intense ones. As you can see in this image, climatology says we’re just ascending into the peak of the season:

I also discuss the hurricane-global warming picture, which really hasn’t gotten much clearer in the nearly 5 years since I wrote Storm World. More here….

Comments (2)

  1. Johnny

    Let me help you clear it up a bit.

    During the past 6-years since Hurricane Katrina, global tropical cyclone frequency and energy have decreased dramatically, and are currently at near-historical record lows.

    According to a new peer-reviewed research paper accepted to be published, only 69 tropical storms were observed globally during 2010, the fewest in almost 40-years of reliable records.

    Furthermore, when each storm’s intensity and duration were taken into account, the total global tropical cyclone accumulated energy (ACE) was found to have fallen by half to the lowest level since 1977.

    Peer Reviewed: http://coaps.fsu.edu/~maue/tropical/

  2. Oh no,
    Furthermore, when each storm’s intensity and duration were taken into account, the total global tropical cyclone accumulated energy (ACE) was found to have fallen by half to the lowest level since 1977.
    http://www.tanfoo.tcom

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Chris is a science and political journalist and commentator and the author of three books, including the New York Times bestselling The Republican War on Science--dubbed "a landmark in contemporary political reporting" by Salon.com and a "well-researched, closely argued and amply referenced indictment of the right wing's assault on science and scientists" by Scientific American--Storm World, and Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future, co-authored by Sheril Kirshenbaum. They also write "The Intersection" blog together for Discover blogs. For a longer bio and contact information, see here.

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