Saturday, July 29, 2006

More Global Warming Confusion

Today another report came out that global warming may not effect hurricanes after all. The reasoning is that older technology did not account accurately for the strength of hurricanes of the past.

Scientists linking the increased strength of hurricanes over recent years to global warming have not accounted for outdated technology that may have underestimated storms' power decades ago, researchers said in a report published Friday.

What I don't get, is who are these scientists that linked global warming to hurricanes? The only report on the subject I know of (from NOAA) clearly denies any connection. Considering the very weak season we're having so far, it's going to be hard to prove a connection in 2006.

It seems to me that the "connection" is implied; it's been assumed so many times that suddenly it's the truth, only to be disproved by a scientific report. Consensus science at its best.

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