Thursday, January 24, 2008

Glenn Beck: Study: Hurricanes Decreased by Global Warming

During the last segment of his program y'day, Glenn Beck spills the news about global warming study showing a reductio of hurricanes in United States, not an increase in hurricanes due to global warming...

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via PHX

Global warming reducing hurricanes in U.S., report says
By Martin Merzer

The Miami Herald

MIAMI — Intensifying one of the hottest debates in science, a new report concludes that global warming is diminishing the number of hurricanes that strike Florida and the rest of the United States.

The study found that the planet's oceans have been warming for more than a century. No surprise there, but this may be: Those warmer oceans are producing stronger crosswinds that tend to suppress the development and growth of hurricanes, the scientists said.

"We found a gentle decrease in the trend of U.S. landfalling hurricanes as global oceans warmed up," said Chunzai Wang, an oceanographer and climate scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Some previous studies found that global warming was increasing the number and intensity of hurricanes, a conclusion that supported the conventional wisdom that warmer seas automatically turbocharge hurricane development.

The new study, by Wang and Sang-Ki Lee of the University of Miami, will be published today in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

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