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July 5, 2007

Hurricane Cycles

Coral Studies Corroborate

In December, 2005, I posted a piece entitled More on Hurricanes that talked about why hurricane intensities vary on a natural cycle that can be detected in evidence going back to long before humans industrialized, and Katrina came right on time in the high period that would be expected.

Dave Schilling once again draws attention to a piece in Science News reporting the same findings from a study of Caribbean corals. It begins:
Science News The recent spike in hurricane activity in the North Atlantic—a trend that some scientists blame on climate change—actually reflects a return to normal frequency after a lull in the 1970s and 1980s, a new analysis confirms.
Full article at: http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20070609/fob8.asp

 
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