Hurricane cycle yet to reach its peak

2019-03-02 04:20:11

Hurricane-battered residents of the Caribbean, Florida and Alabama are facing another 10 or 20 bad years of high hurricane activity – and it’s not due to global warming. Hurricanes have been on the increase over the past decade as part of a natural multi-decadal cycle (New Scientist, 27 September 2003, p 14). Hurricanes are more likely to form when the Atlantic is warm, as it was in the 1930s to 1960s. The decades since the 1960s saw fewer hurricanes,