Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Katrina Warming

As time blair points out,
Hours after the hammering of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina, author Ross Gelbspan wrote this for the Boston Globe:

The hurricane that struck Louisiana yesterday was nicknamed Katrina by the National Weather Service. Its real name is global warming.

Gelbspan believes everything is caused by global warming, from two-foot snowfalls in LA to nuclear shutdowns in Scandinavia. The results of the 2006 hurricane season?

With cataclysmic predictions that hurricanes would swarm from the tropics like termites, no one thought 2006 would be the most tranquil season in a decade.

Barring a last-second surprise from the tropics, the season will end Thursday with nine named storms, and only five of those hurricanes. This year is the first season since 1997 that only one storm nudged its way into the Gulf of Mexico.

Once again, an agreement with my analysis on Australian storms.

1 comment:

steve said...

While this NOAA plot needs updating with the 2006 results, it's good for comparing against this plot, which has a suspiciously short time axis.

The TBO.com article finishes up with a comment that despite this year's unexpected low, it is no indicator that next year will be calm and provides some possible reasons we should expect another big year of northern hemisphere storms.

Regarding the Australian storms, I hope you're right. I want banana prices to keep coming down.