Saturday, September 13, 2008

Hurricane Ike: Climate change anyone?

Nice pics on the Hurricane Ike pool on Flickr.

Ike has whalloped Texas. Three dead. Four million without power. Fires. Floods. Bears.

A quick lesson:

"Beginning in 1995, there has been a big upswing in the number of Atlantic tropical storms. According to the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, the years 1850 to 1990 saw an average of about 10 tropical storms, including about 5 hurricanes. Since 1995, the average has spiked, with the 1997-2006 average at about 14 tropical storms, including about 8 hurricanes. This increase correlates with the rise in ocean temperatures, which in turn is linked to global warming."

Looking forward to the weak rhetoric from the presidential candidates as to what the U.S. is going to do reduce carbon emissions.

- Green Mullet.

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