1995 IPCC Report – Declining Hurricane Wind Speeds

The 1995 IPCC report showed that hurricane wind speeds were declining.

ipcc_sar_wg_I_full_report.pdf

This contradicted claims made by Hansen and others in 1988.

“Global warming may increase the strength of hurricanes, posing a lethal threat to low-lying areas already facing inundation from rising sea levels, atmospheric scientists said Tues-day. At a major conference on global climate change, experts said warmer water temperatures could increase the power of hurricanes by 40 percent to 50 percent. They said while maximum hurricane winds peak at 175 mph now, they could reach 220 mph by the middle of the next century.”

Ellensburg Daily Record – Google News Archive Search

“They warned that the “greenhouse effect” — a warming trend linked to the atmospheric buildup of industrial emissions —also could: —Sharply reduce production of rice, a staple for many Third World countries.”

Rice production, 1961 to 2018

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3 Responses to 1995 IPCC Report – Declining Hurricane Wind Speeds

  1. arn says:

    So the rice production went up by 60%,
    the number of hurricanes and speed went down.
    arctic ice same as always.

    So why again do we need these scientists?
    I guess they think it’s a priviledge for humans to pay them just because they exist (= aristocracy)
    while they are to mankind what covid vaccines are to the immune system.

    Fake scientists,fake vaccines,fake news,fake presidents.
    Neomarxism at its best.

  2. Crispin Pemberton-Pigott says:

    “At a major conference on global climate change, experts said warmer water temperatures could increase the power of hurricanes by 40 percent to 50 percent. They said while maximum hurricane winds peak at 175 mph now, they could reach 220 mph by the middle of the next century.”

    Well then these “experts” need to go back to school. The energy in the wind is a function of the cube of the wind speed. If the “maximum” wind speeds are 175 MPH now, a 50% increase in energy would yield winds at 200 MPH. A speed of 220 MPH would require a doubling of the energy in the storm.

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