The frequency of intense Atlantic hurricanes has been in decline for 50 years

The term “extreme weather” is a subterfuge. It is an attempt to blame CO2 for both warming and cooling.
– Gregory F. Fegel
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The frequency of intense Atlantic hurricanes has been in decline for 50 years

Gregory F. Fegel

The CO2 alarmists say that increased atmospheric CO2 causes global warming. The CO2 alarmists use of the term “extreme weather” is a subterfuge that attempts to additionally blame CO2 for global cooling. If CO2 could cause both warming and cooling, then there is no way to know if CO2 was causing either. The vague term “extreme weather” provides an opportunity for yet more subterfuge by the CO2 alarmists.

In fact, the frequency of intense Atlantic hurricanes has been in decline for the past 50 years. See these reports:

Downward trends in the frequency of intense Atlantic hurricanes during the past five decades (Geophysical Research Letters, 1996)
https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/Landsea/downward/

“During the past 5 decades [1951- 2010], an average of 5.6 major hurricanes struck the United States. During the preceding 5 decades [1901-1951], an average of 8.4 major hurricanes struck the United States.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2012/09/05/dont-believe-the-global-warmists-major-hurricanes-are-less-frequent/#53ec1ee1f4de

Tropical Cyclone Frequency in Western North Pacific in Decline 1979-2014  https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2012/09/05/dont-believe-the-global-warmists-major-hurricanes-are-less-frequent/#53ec1ee1f4de

Experts: Hurricane activity at 45 year low, USA major hurricane drought for almost a decade
https://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/hurricane_frequency-march2015.png

The decline in hurricanes is caused by global cooling

Seasonally warm temperatures near the Equator cause hurricanes in the Atlantic and cyclones in the Pacific. Therefore, the current 50-year decline in hurricanes and cyclones is caused by global cooling, not by global warming, and certainly not by CO2.


4 thoughts on “The frequency of intense Atlantic hurricanes has been in decline for 50 years”

  1. I’ve seen this years ago somewhere back in 2008. They made it clear that the intensity of hurricanes has decreased since 1900 and also the average size of hurricanes has decreased since 1950.

  2. Anyway, we need hurricanes because they distribute heat across the planet. Without them, Earth would be much colder, ironically. But what do these idiots know about anything?? 🙂

  3. The big problem with hurricane records is the change in levels of monitoring and methods of measurement that has occurred over the recent decades. This makes comparison impossible but the alarmists do it anyway.

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