Climate change may not in fact make hurricanes more frequent and intense, says new research published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. While other climate models have reached similar conclusions, this study is notable for having as its lead author atmospheric scientist Kerry Emanuel, who was one of the first to suggest a link between warming and stronger hurricanes. Emanuel says he’s surprised by the results of the new modeling, but has moderated his position, willingly admitting that much remains to be figured out when it comes to warming and hurricanes. Of course, skeptics who regularly bash climate models that suggest dire climatic effects are gleefully accepting Emanuel’s new modeling as a climate-change-theory-dismantling Truth.
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