Frequency of Hurricanes from 1908 to 2007
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This paper examines the number of hurricanes between 1908 and 2007 to see if the storms are increasing in frequency. The paper relates that some claim that global warming is causing an increase in frequecy of violent storms. The paper shows how the data reveals a small trend of increasing frequency of hurricanes; it is not clear if the increase is statistically significant but clearly the trend has practical implications that are discussed.
From the Paper:"There have been countless journal articles and newspaper reports debating the issue of global warming. There are many climate change conditions and statistics being offered as evidence of this phenomenon. One controversial viewpoint, suggested by NASA, is that an increase in the occurrence of violent storms such as hurricanes is specifically cited as one example of the impact of global warming (McCarthy, 2007). The hypothesis is that higher global temperatures burn off more ocean water putting more moisture in the air leading to conditions that cause violent storms such as..."
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