Amidst the constant reports of climate change worsening wildfire season and now its responsibility for worsening hurricanes, it has been revealed that hurricanes have not actually increased.
The UN Climate Panel said in its recent report, “Current datasets indicate no significant observed trends in global tropical cyclone frequency over the past century.”
You read that right, the past century.
For the United States specifically, the trend of these tropical cyclones has actually been falling since 1900.
While the number of hurricanes is decreasing, the damage resulted from hurricanes is increasing because the U.S. population continues to grow and more people now live in harms way.
In the last 11 years, only two hurricanes that hit land in the U.S. were recorded greater than category 3. From 1915 to 1926, 12 devastating hurricanes hit.
As the New York Post reports, adjusted for population and wealth, US hurricane damage has not increased since 1900.
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