Zeta Comes To Crush Delusions About Global Warming
Does this mean that the Atlantic hurricane season is now a year-round affair? Maybe. But no matter what, 2005 was a record-breaker with 27 named storms (the old record was 21) and 14 hurricanes of which 3 reached category 5, two more records for the books.
Say what you will about global warming. There's still one stark fact to consider. Hurricanes don't form and don't strengthen without the presence warm Atlantic water. Epsilon, the 26th storm, was only the 5th hurricane to form in December in history and Zeta may be only the 2nd January hurricane. Think about it.
( thanks for your comment about the miners...I am just stunned- the company didn't tell the families the Truth for over THREE and Half hours....unreal..another Heckuva Job Brownie moment...)
(Excuse me, I haven't had my coffee yet, and caffeine deficiency has been known to make me paranoid. That, and getting hit by 3 hurricanes in 2004.)
The hurricane numbers are amazing, but probably should add the 100 yr new england flooding, the current Cal flooding, the fact that it won't have rained here in four weeks(incredibly unusual) as well as having snowed last year on Christmas eve, first time ever, only to have two weeks of 70-80 degree weather this year(also unusual.) Tornados in Kentucky.....
Most troubling is the now documented rapid breakdown of the Gulf Stream.
It may all be happening faster than predicted.
Oh no...it's going to be the Day After Tomorrow, and me without my muff.