Hurricane Fatalities, 1900–2010: Context in these Stormy Times

Guest post  by Indur M. Goklany Despite the press given to hurricanes on the dangers they pose to life and limb, in the larger scheme of things, their contribution to U.S. mortality (less than 0.01% on average each year) verges on the trivial. More importantly, death rates are substantially lower today than they were in…

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New peer reviewed study: Surge in North Atlantic hurricanes due to better detectors, not climate change

Told ya so, here From the American Geophysical Union weekly Journal Highlights: A spate of research has indicated there may be a link between climate change and the prevalence of North Atlantic tropical cyclones. Upon closer inspection, however, researchers have noted that the prominent upswing in tropical cyclone detections beginning in the mid twentieth century…

Mann's hurricane season predictions

Hockey team science wonk Dr. Michael Mann has released his hurricane predictions, just in time to pre-empt NOAA’s planned release of their forecast ,Thursday, May 19, 2011 – 11:30 a.m. ET. ESSC Scientists make prediction for 2011 North Atlantic Hurricane Season ESSC Scientist Michael Mann and researcher Michael Kozar have released their prediction for the…