9/23/2005

Daily Kos: The Angry Atlantic - It's So Going to Get Worse

The Angry Atlantic - It's So Going to Get Worse
by cskendrick
Wed Sep 21st, 2005 at 17:00:34 CDT

I have just spent more time than I should have assessing data on Atlantic tropical storms, parsing out the trends of increased storm frequency, average windspeed, severity of major storms and northerly range of hurricanes.

I then forecast the historical trends (based on 154 years of data) out a century, just for kicks.

They paint a picture of a severe and adverse climate shift that is not only Update [2005-9-21 22:31:34 by cskendrick]: imminent, but has been taking place for six human generations already.

Some of the trends may reflect natural occasions, perhaps a bounceback from the Little Ice Age of the early 1800s. I offer this as a counter-theory to the one that I posit here -- that global-scale climate change will be presaged by regional shifts, themselves presaged by micro-scale alterations in habitat, and one of those regions in the North Atlantic littoral.

That means us. That means America. That means we are in big, big trouble, if a tenth of what I suspect and present here is valid.

Daily Kos: The Angry Atlantic - It's So Going to Get Worse

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