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  • NinjaKlaus (edited 1 year ago)

    They've been saying that since at least Katrina... I've yet to see definitive proof of it being true mostly because you can go back in time and see on and off cycles of really powerful storms.

    Edit: Here is the closest I've gotten to saying yup that's it.

    Well, it's a question of your horizons. If you're worried about global hurricane activity--remember that only about one in 10 storms occurs in the Atlantic; the rest occur elsewhere--and if you consider hurricanes over their entire life and not just when they make landfall, you really do see an upward trend in the power of hurricanes, not in their frequency but in the magnitude of the wind speed and also in their duration. But you really can't see such tendencies in landfalling storms in the US simply because the numbers are so small. You're just--it's impossible statistically to detect any kind of meaningful trend in that.

    I do only tend to see the ones that where I am.

    • AdelleChattre (edited 1 year ago)

      Uh, more CO2 in the atmosphere means higher temperatures means more energy in the atmosphere means more extreme weather. What kind of proof are you waiting for that putting water on the stove will lead to boiling? Is that because you can go back in history and see that water has boiled or not boiled before? Sometimes correlation is causation.

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