If CO2 is a factor in cyclone formation, like some scientists suggest, then the data tell us the life-giving gas is more a brake than an accelerator.
There’s been lots of media hype about more tropical storms, which experts suggest are in part due to man-made Co2-induced global warming.
Cut the CO2, and the storms will tame down, they suggest. But is this true or is it fake news and disinformation?
Typhoons trending DOWN
Looking at typhoon data tells us the alarmist claims are in fact mostly fake. The following chart, using Japan Metorological Agency (JMA) data, shows the number of typhoons formed in the month of November since 1951:
Data source: JMA.
The November trend is down. Alarmists, however, may want to start the data at 2009.
Next, looking at the January through November period, the number typhoons formed has also been trending downward:
Note the peak in the 1960s, a period when CO2 was well below the “safe” level of 350 ppm. Clearly CO2 is not driving up storm activity, like the typhoon-buffoon scientists want the public to believe. If there is a link, then the opposite would have to be true!
Zero Japan landfall typhoons this year!
Next we look at the number of typhoons making landfall in Japan:
Data source: JMA.
So far this year, not one typhoon has made landfall in Japan. ZERO! This is an unusual development.
Also typhoons are not making landfall more often than before. The frequency of landfall in Japan is right in line with earlier times. If anything, the trend has been modestly downward over the past 70 years! If CO2 is a factor, then it’s a good one!
Hurricane frequency falling
If we look further at the statistics for global tropical storm activity from expert Dr. Ryan Maue here, we here as well see no significant trend in major hurricanes since 1992.
Image: Dr. Ryan Maue
Looking at total global tropical storms, Dr. Maue’s data show no trend in 50 years!
The next time someone claims tropical cyclones have gotten worse and more frequent, you might want to tell them to look at the data and to stop parroting the alarmist nonsense spread by the media and climate science charlatans.
Again in summary, if CO2 is having an affect on tropical storms, then the data says it can only be one of slight suppression. That’s good news. Claiming the opposite is just ballot-stuffing-quality science by fraudsters.
Thanks to Kirye for the charts using JMA data.
December 4, 2020 at 10:24AM