The National Oceanic…
The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, the hurricane folks (among a lot of other things), have a report detailing the record-setting hurricane season we’ve had (and it might not be over). In another report, they do note that this is not related to global warming.

The nation is now wrapping up the 11th year of a new era of heightened Atlantic hurricane activity. This era has been unfolding in the Atlantic since 1995, and is expected to continue for the next decade or perhaps longer. NOAA attributes this increased activity to natural occurring cycles in tropical climate patterns near the equator. These cycles, called “the tropical multi-decadal signal,” typically last several decades (20 to 30 years or even longer). As a result, the North Atlantic experiences alternating decades long (20 to 30 year periods or even longer) of above normal or below normal hurricane seasons. NOAA research shows that the tropical multi-decadal signal is causing the increased Atlantic hurricane activity since 1995, and is not related to greenhouse warming.

This information will not, of course, be as widely reported as the charges that Bush is to blame for not keeping Kyoto as policy.

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