Re: Good news on the weather front

On Mon, 2 Nov 2009 11:42:13 +1100, "Peter Webb"
<webbfamily@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

"It is likely that greenhouse warming will cause hurricanes in the coming
century to be more intense on average and have higher rainfall rates than
present-day hurricanes."

That's NOAA, folks.

Just another prediction of climate science that has so far been proved to be

If you would actually read the paper you quote (from which you have
provided a single, out-of-context snippet), you'd see that it is
considering considerably higher warming levels than we have seen so far.
It is a prediction based on good work, but which remains speculative- a
point that the author is careful to emphasize in his conclusions.

Climate research papers generally provide level of confidence values for
their predictions, which range from very high (for example, the
predictions for actual temperature increases), to much lower (as in this

Chris L Peterson
Cloudbait Observatory