of the intensity of Katrina have become almost twice as common over the
past 35 years, according to research suggesting that global warming
could be worsening severe storms.
The overall frequency of tropical
storms worldwide has remained broadly static since 1970, but the number
of extreme Category 4 and 5 events has risen sharply.
chunks of ice breaking off the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier and thundering
into an Arctic fjord make a spectacular sight. But to Greenlanders that
sight is also deeply worrisome.
The frequency and size of the icefalls are a powerful reminder that the
frozen sheet covering the world’s largest island is thinning â€” a
glaring sign of global warming, scientists say.
researchers have detected the first signs of a slowdown in the Gulf
Stream â€” the mighty ocean current that keeps Britain and Europe from
They have found that one of the â€œenginesâ€ driving the Gulf Stream â€” the
sinking of supercooled water in the Greenland Sea â€” has weakened to
less than a quarter of its former strength.
This also means hurricanes will become even more fierce as there’s less cold water flowing down now.
Of course the Bushies are doing nothing to prevent any of this. To do so would hurt “business interests.”