Batten Down the Hatches
Increased frequency of hurricanes, another benefit of global warming...
Note to the millions of people living near the Atlantic and Gulf coasts: Be prepared to batten down the hatches, it'll be a rougher than normal season for tropical storms.The facts are in: record temps across the nation, dramatic increase in the frequency of hurricanes, the poles are melting; all signs of global warning, but the Bush Administration refuses to comply with the Kyoto Protocol... Greed? Cognitive dissonance? Take your pick.
With seven storms, including two hurricanes, already recorded, a record for this early in the year. National Weather Service Director David L. Johnson said Tuesday there could be 11 to 14 more tropical storms, including seven to nine more hurricanes, by the end of November. Hurricane forecaster Gerry Bell said a combination of warmer waters, low wind shear and low pressure, as well as the jet stream, favor storm formation.