Hurricanes Unrelated to CO2

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A recent study exposes the lack of relation between CO2 and hurricanes in the US North Atlantic. Ryan Truchelut and Erica Staehling published  An Energetic Perspective on United States Tropical Cyclone Landfall Droughtsin Geophysical Research Letters, December 2017. Excerpts in italics with my bolds. H/T Craig Idso and Master Resource

Summary

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has been extremely active both in terms of the strength of the tropical cyclones that have developed and the amount of storm activity that has occurred near the United States. This is even more notable as it comes at the end of an extended period of below normal U.S. hurricane activity, as no major (category 3 or higher) hurricanes made landfall from 2006 through 2016. Our study examines how rare the recent “landfall drought” actually was using a record of the estimated total energy of storms over the U.S., rather than prior…

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