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