Monday, October 12, 2020

No, Hurricanes Are NOT Getting More Frequent

 On October 4, I posted scientific statistics that refuted that day's 60 Minutes and others' contention that global warming was causing stronger and more numerous hurricanes globally.

In case you are interested, the long term (1900-2020) trend in United States landfalling hurricanes is also down. The statistics include Hurricane Delta, the hurricane which moved ashore in Louisiana Friday.

Bottom line: Whether it is the United States or worldwide, hurricanes are not getting worse.

That said, hurricanes can be absolutely devastating to people and to society as a whole. The Weather Channel has a poignant story involving one of the victims of hurricanes Delta and Laura. 

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