Arbitrary Focus on Hurricane Wind Speed has Birthed a New Climate Myth

Hurricane Sandy approaching shore
Hurricane Sandy churns off the US east coast (Courtesy NASA)

Although nine years have passed since the last U.S. major hurricane landfall, the existence and relative significance of the current drought are largely artifacts of the chosen metric. Read more about this on the Early Online Release of this paper, resulting from conversations at the RPI’s June 2015 Workshop on Atlantic hurricane Volatility in London.

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