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2018 Hurricane Season: A Preview

Posted on 28 May 2018 by greenman3610

This is a re-post from Climate Denial Crock of the Week

Hurricane Season starting soon, while many areas will still be recovering from last year’s  record destruction.  What’s the forecast?

Peter Jacobs, above,  is a PhD student and researcher at George Mason University Department of Environmental Science and Policy, and with climate comms ace John Cook, whips up the Evidence Squared podcast.

He is co-author, with Kevin Trenberth and LiJing Cheng, on a new paper examining Hurricane Harvey and Ocean heat.

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  1. What puzzles me is that we get this heavily publicized hurricane season forcast, but I never read anything about the Pacific Ocean hurricane and typhoon season projections.  Not to mention Cyclones in the Indian Ocean...

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  2. knaugle @1,

    The other basins do have their predictions (eg in the N Pacific ) but it is the N Atlantic tropical cyclone season that gets all the coverage. This is because news-wise N Atlantic storms often dramatically hit the US and science-wise because records for the N Atlantic are significantly longer than elsewhere.

    And for the record, the 2018 N Atlantic season opened with Tropical Storm Alberto which formed off the Yucatán Peninsula four days back and made landfall in W Florida this morning, all this since the OP was originally posted at Climate Denial the N Atlantic.

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  3. And when pacific typhoons wipe out entire countries like Tonga who cares, they are small, poor, countries..... not news worthy or geopolitically "significant".

    Related bits and pieces: Some evidence that pacific typhoons affecting China and Japan have already increased in intensity

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