National Geographic reports that global warming may reduce the threat of hurricanes to the United States. This is blasphemy in the face of leftist canon: All human effects on the climate must, by definition, be negative.
Many scientists have blamed global warming for more intense recent hurricane seasons and for the more destructive storms that are predicted in years to come, but a new study says climate change could eventually help safeguard the U.S. Atlantic Coast from hurricanes.
Climate change might alter atmospheric conditions so that future hurricanes may be pushed away from the East Coast, according to a study published Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
The warming caused by greenhouse gases—thought to be the result of human activities such as burning fossil fuels—could redirect atmospheric winds that steer hurricanes.
By the next century, the study’s authors report, atmospheric winds over the Atlantic could blow more directly from west to east during hurricane season, pushing storms away from the United States.
For the record, during Grover Cleveland’s two terms the US was hit with 26 hurricanes. So far, during Obama’s presidency, we’ve been hit with three.