In both 2006 and 2007, the researchers believed 17 named storms, nine hurricanes and five major hurricanes would form. Instead, the actual 2006 tallies were nine named storms, five hurricanes and two major hurricanes. The 2007 counts: 14, six and two, respectively.Maybe President Obama should send his predecessor to Colorado to explain to William Gray that human activity has derailed the climate.
The researchers will release an updated forecast June 3, the third day of the hurricane season.
[Climate Change Denier William] Gray said the Atlantic basin is in the midst of a natural active hurricane cycle that will likely last another 15 to 20 years.
"So we don't attribute this to anything humans are doing. These are natural circulations," Gray said.
Wednesday, April 09, 2008