September 30, 2003
No Long Term Trend Toward More Hurricanes

While there is a few decade cycle of hurricane frequency there does not appear to be a longer term trend toward more or stronger hurricanes.

"It does confirm there are cycles of activity, rather than long-term trends towards more or stronger storms," says Landsea. That database also reveals that states such as Georgia that were largely spared during the 20th century remain at risk.

The problem we face now is that the cycle is moving into the higher frequency period. This comes after a lot of population growth in coastal regions. So the economic and human cost is going to be much greater in the coming higher hurricane activity period.

Share |      Randall Parker, 2003 September 30 12:45 AM  Dangers Natural General

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