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Top Scientist Cools On Global-warming Storms

Discussion in '2008 Archive' started by Revmitchell, May 19, 2008.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    May 19, 2008 -- WASHINGTON - Global warming isn't to blame for the recent jump in hurricanes in the Atlantic, according to a study by a prominent federal scientist whose position on the subject has shifted.

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  2. rbell

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    It almost gets funny to see how some scientists have to tie their logic & common sense into Gordian knots...

    Some say, "the increase in hurricanes is due to global warming."
    Others say, "the decrease in number, but increase in intensity, is due to global warming."

    Still others say, "Global warming is a fact, but it has no effect on hurricane numbers or intensity."

    For a group whose careers and pursuits are based on verifiable, repeatable, measurable facts.....there sure is a lot of guessing, supposition, and suspension of logic going on.
     
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    Below is an abstract of the letter. It is a letter not an article. I would like to read the entire letter, but to do so a person has to subscribe at $98.00 a year. Don't think I'll do that. Note that he says rainfall rates increase, so that does not rule out major flooding and flood damage, but it would reduce damage from winds if the model is correct ... and it is a model.


     
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