Neighbors with boats are using their personal boats to rescue Friendswood residents in Houston. Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle


Recent messages on Facebook and Twitter have pointed out that the frequency of hurricanes has very little to do with global warming, which is correct. The implication is to deny the existence of global warming, which is not correct...

(Job One Editor's note: I respectfully disagree with the above statement. Read this story... MORE STORMS EXPECTED DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING, SCIENTISTS SAY...)


BREAKING NEWS!!! Hurricane Irma 'Rapidly Intensifying' In Atlantic Ocean...


It is not the frequency but the intensity of hurricanes that is affected. Tropical storms spin off of places like the Sahara like a series of bowling balls, and it is when they pass over warm ocean waters that they gain sufficient energy to ramp up into hurricanes. The greater the amount of energy gained, the higher the number attached to the hurricane.

A 5-degree Celsius (9-degree Fahrenheit) sea water surface temperature will increase its vapor pressure about one-third (which affects the rate of evaporation). In addition, there are effects from winds whipping up spray.

Scientific opinions are not just opinions, not when based on scientific evidence obtained without prejudice.

— Richard L. Handy, Madrid, professor emeritus, Iowa State University

Richard L. Handy, Madrid, Letter to the Editor
Published 5:54 a.m. CT Aug. 31, 2017
original story HERE

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