Skip to comments.Global Warming Kicked 2005 Hurricanes Up A Notch
Posted on 06/27/2006 9:34:22 AM PDT by cogitator
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Here's a man-made cloud from an ocean ship's smokestack, which cools the ocean surface. Man-made clouds are likely the key to managing the climate. The extra freshwater will encourage plant growth increasing CO2 consumption.
Not exactly. The core data shows error bars to 300ppm and the core data averages readings over 30 years to 50 years (mostly depending on the age of the sample). So there are blips of CO2 that got averaged out and it's essentially the same science as today's models (e.g. warming releasing CO2) to figure out how big those blips might be. It's not likely that any blip exceeds today's 380 ppm but I wouldn't rule it out either.
Could be. Natural clouds are probably the most important natural regulator. Weather modeling is woefully inadequate at the moment, but that will improve in the next few decades.
Hurricanes become powerful due to a lack of shear. I wonder how global warming caused that.
Nope. The problem is that you and the others ignore the variations in two ways: first in your incorrect prediction above. Second, more importantly, the variations this year affected the climate. It might now be warmer or colder because of this year's lack of Atlantic hurricanes. There is not much chance of it being insignificant.
So it must have cooled off in one year. LOL
Globally, yes. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico SSTs were anomalously high in 2005. It will be interesting to see if the about-average, lower-than-predicted hurricane occurrence in 2006 has an effect on the climate (if in fact that could be examined); we'll still have to watch the current mild El Nino for signs of persistence. They usually don't keep going over the boreal summer.
North Atlantic SST animation June-August 2005 (includes anomalies)
North Atlantic SST animation Sept-Nov 2005 (includes anomalies)
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