Climate Change and Hurricanes

For years now the debate about climate change has been obscured by ‘noise’ generated by especial interest lobbyists, political discrepancies, and the urge to blame someone else rather than take responsibility for our shared vulnerability.

I propose we tune the noise out and objectively take a hard look at the evidence linking components of climate change, such as global warming an sea level rise, and components of hurricanes, such as storm surge. By doing so we will be able to draw our own conclussions, which we can then apply to the practice of our professions and interests. This argument was central in an article I wrote in 2009. There is a Link between Climate Change and Hurricanes, which you may view by clicking on the preceding link.

My article was published as a “Letter to the Editor” in the May 2009 issue of Natural Hazards Observer. OBSERVERmay2009LETTERtoEDITOR