Katrina and Global Warming
Posted by Dan Draney on September 1, 2005
We hope those who doubt the impact of global warming in feeding Hurricane Katrina will be convinced by these data. Looking at hurricane frequency by decade for the last 150 years, we see that since the 1960s the numbers of hurricanes have been, errr… below average.
This is perfectly consistent with the predictions of highly sophisticated global warming models, namely that the weather will be hotter, colder, or about the same in most areas.
Data from the National Weather Service web site U.S. Hurricane Strikes by Decade.