Another story that points to the fact that the “consensus” of researchers is less than solid. In recent years and months we have been told that global warming would result in more frequent and more powerful hurricanes hitting the United States. Now, this tidbit comes from a story in USA Today:
The study by researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Miami Lab and the University of Miami postulated that global warming may actually decrease the number of hurricanes that strike the United States. Warming waters may increase vertical wind speed, or wind shear, cutting into a hurricane’s strength.
It seems that there really is less agreement on these types of things than Al Gore, the IPCC and others would have us believe. You can read the full story here.