Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda – another overhyped storm that didn't match early reports

NOTE: readers of this thread may be interested in this: An ethical challenge for Greg Laden – put your money where your mouth is ================================================================ Here is the sort of headlines we had Friday, for example this one from Huffington Post where they got all excited about some early reports from Andrew Freedman: Super Typhoon Haiyan…

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Global tropical cyclone activity still in the tank

Even with the expected active 2010 North Atlantic hurricane season, which accounts on average for about 1/5 of global annual hurricane output, the rest of the global tropics has been historically quiet.  The Western North Pacific this year has seen 8-Typhoons, the fewest in at least 65-years of records.  Closer to the US mainland, the…