September 23, 2004

by Reb Yudel
The return of Ivan, sponsored by global warming?

Kurt Cales sees the return of Hurricane Ivan as a herald of The Era of the Mega-Storm

Average global temperatures have risen roughly 1 degree Celcius in the last twenty years. If existing trends continue, global temperatures will rise between three and ten degrees Celsius by the end of the century, with most computer models pointing toward the upper end of this range.

That's energy going into creating even hotter water in the Caribbean and consequently even more powerful storms there.

This raises the possibility of a permanent cyclonic band forming over the Southeast US, with hurricanes becoming weekly occurrences from March until November. Not a pleasant thought, to be sure ....