Daily Archives: August 22, 2011

Hurricane activity is not increasing

Some activists in the press and elsewhere continue to claim that hurricane activity is increasing (as a result of CO2 and global warming). Such claims are completely opposite of the findings of peer-reviewed scientific studies throughout the world. Below are three such studies:

Callaghan, J. and S.B. Power. 2010. Variability and decline in the number of severe tropical cyclones making land-fall over eastern Australia since the late nineteenth century. Climate Dynamics, DOI 10.1007/s00382-010-0883-2.

Choi, K.-S. B.-J. Kim, D.-W. Kim, and H.-R. Byunb. 2010. Interdecadal variation of tropical cyclone making landfall over the Korean Peninsula. International Journal of Climatology, 30, 1472-1483.

Song, J.‐J., Y. Wang, and L. Wu. 2010. Trend discrepancies among three best track data sets of western North Pacific tropical cyclones. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, D12128, doi:10.1029/2009JD013058.

 Click here for discussion of the above studies.