Global warming may spur wind shear, sap hurricanes
Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:02pm ET
By Jim Loney
MIAMI (Reuters) - Global warming could increase a climate phenomenon known as wind shear that inhibits Atlantic hurricanes, a potentially positive result of climate change, according to new research released on Tuesday.
The study, to be published on Wednesday in Geophysical Research Letters, found that climate model simulations show a "robust increase" in wind shear in the tropical Atlantic during the 21st century from global warming.
The story was that global warming was to bring a strong '06 hurricane season.
Now - maybe because the predictions proved to be so utterly inaccurate - global warming is going to "inhibit" hurricanes.
"Global warming is gonna freeze us!"
"No, wait, it's gonna cook us!"
"Global warming's gonna make worse hurricanes!"
"No, wait, it'll stop hurricanes!"
As Tommy Flanagan would say, "Yeah... That's the ticket!"