From a Clemson University press release, another peer reviewed study refutes the “global warming to hurricane” linkage that supposedly is causing stronger storms.
The increasing frequency of storms in the last 50 years is to be expected, due to better reporting and improved technology like satellites, Hurricane Hunter planes, and Doppler Radar. NOAA agrees on the improved reporting issue in a study here.
This echoes what I reported on April 11th 2008 about Emanuel’s findings as well as what I reported on February 21st 2008 from Roger Pielke Jr. and Chris Landsea at the National Hurricane Center. On May 15th, 2008, Tom Knutson, a meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fluid dynamics lab in Princeton, N.J. reversed his position on the issue in an AP story and argues “against the notion that we’ve already seen a really dramatic increase in Atlantic hurricane activity resulting from greenhouse warming.”
Plus, according to Florida State University’s Ryan Maue, Accumulated Cyclone Energy has hit a 30 year low. The Global Warming linkage simply isn’t there.