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Some politicians have said that we are getting more hurricanes because of anthropogenic global warming, but that is just a lot of hot air. --Ed Poor 20:32, 13 April 2007 (EDT)

Historical Trends

I'm going to remove this quote. Abstracts should never contain an ad hominem attack; they should contain no rhetoric whatsoever. I strongly question the authenticity and accuracy of this little synopsis, seeing as it attempts to make a revelation of what is already well understood as a normal, natural phenomenon (the bi-decade(ish) hurricane cycle). To go along with it, any suggestion of using hurricane date from the early 1900's is preposterous; there was no unified system of recording storms. The same hurricane could be reported a dozen times from a dozen different sources, and there weren't nearly the instruments available to accurately measure the storms' intensities or tracks. Once again - one must question the quality of hurricane research that attempts to use data that is more than 200 years old.

As a matter of fact, it's nearly impossible to analyze actual trends in hurricane climatology, seeing as we only have several decades of data using satellite imagery. Any sort of analysis of storms of that magnitude without accurate satellite imagery is ludicrous; storms are mis-identified, mis-reported, reported numerous times, and aren't accurately measured.

Until these issues can be addressed, I don't think it's in the best interest of the interested Conservapedia reader to be posted here. I strongly recommend finding actual published studies that analyze the effects of global warming on hurricane climatology. I remember one a few months ago in the Journal of the American Meteorology Society, which did a fascinating study of how increased global temperatures were creating larger shear effects which hampered hurricane cyclonogenesis. It's these tangible, scientific studies that hurt people like Al Gore and the "Climate Alarmists" claims, not some half-butted piece of work that an undergrad student could refute. Stryker 23:12, 7 July 2007 (EDT)

I'm going to start work on a tropical cyclones for each basin. I believe in keeping a good record.--Matthewhurricane 00:48, 9 March 2009 (EDT)

I hope, Matthew, this gets to cover the following:
  • The generic term is cyclone, not hurricane (or typhoon).
  • On the day that Cyclone Hamish continued its wandering down the Queensland coast of Australia - having been downgraded from a Cat. 5 the previous day, and having fortunately not crossed the coast, so sparing life and much property - there is no mention here of any "Season" in the South-west Pacific and Indian oceans. Northern Indian Ocean cyclones probably kill more people on a regular basis than any other. (And the 2thirds of the coast of Australia - most of it relatively empty luckily - are susceptible between November and April - If I can find it I may upload a picture of the junk heap that was my house after Cyclone Tracey hit Darwin on Christmas Eve 1974.) AlanE 14:37, 9 March 2009 (EDT)