Curry: 'Irma developed and intensified to Major Hurricane (Cat 3) in the central Atlantic, over relatively cool ocean temperatures of 26.5C'
'Ever since Hurricane Harvey, the global warming – hurricane hysteria has ratcheted up to levels I haven’t seen since 2006.'
Curry rips 'hysterical arm waving by Mann and Trenberth using undergraduate basic thermodynamics reasoning. There is nothing basic or simple about hurricanes.'
Curry on why Hurricanes become major even in cooler water: "Further, the location of the intense convection is related to the difference between the local SST and global tropical average SST, rather than to the absolute value of the SST itself (Vecchi et al. 2008)" -- 'This is particularly relevant for interpretating the formation of extremely strong hurricanes in the early half of the 20th century, when SSTs were significantly cooler."