I was going to link to this article as a counter to the post I linked to the other day. The headline is “Stronger Link Found between Hurricanes and Global Warming: A century’s worth of records suggests that hurricanes are on the rise and a warming Atlantic is to blame.” Most of the article is making side swipes at “critics” (of global warming? of athropogenic global warming? of climate models? of the hypothesis that the number of hurricanes are increasing? of what?).
“Critics of such a link argue that this trend is merely because of better observations since the dawn of the satellite era in the 1970s. But the authors of the new study say the conclusion is hard to dodge.” What “link” are these critics arguing against? Does anyone doubt ocean temperatures determine the number and severity of storms? The article doesn’t address how patches of ocean are getting hotter or why they would be getting that way almost 3/4 of a century before people ratcheted up the CO2 emissions. What “link” is in dispute?
I expect more out of Sciam. They’re doing the opposite of what good science reporting should do; they’re muddying the waters.