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Meteorologist Ryan Maue debunks hurricane ‘intensification’ claims from Wash Post


Meteorologist Dr. Ryan Maue: “Quite the media rollout for new research paper claiming to link climate change with Atlantic hurricane intensification rates. Unfortunately, the paper does not prove the climate change causation link. Comparing Atlantic storms from two 20-year periods: 1971-1990 vs. 2001-2020, simply conflates very well-known multidecadal variability in the Atlantic, e.g. inactive (1970-1994) vs. active period (since 1995) with climate change. This was hashed out in the literature almost 20 years ago and reiterated since then to an accepted consensus. It’s not clear why this research paper omits such well-known and understood Atlantic basin-scale changes over the past 5-decades. ”