Major categories 3, 4 and 5 hurricanes are relatively rare. If you check out the website of the National Hurricane Center, you'll find that the most active hurricane decade was 1941-50 -- recording 24 hurricanes, with 10 of them being giant category 3, 4 and 5 hurricanes. The peak for major hurricanes (categories 3, 4 5) came in the decades of the 1890s, 1930s and 1940s -- an average of nine per decade. Of the 92 giant hurricanes that have struck the U.S. mainland between 1851 and 2004, 61 of them occurred before 1950, long before global warming was an issue.So, using the logic of the "Blame Bush for Katrina" crowd, the facts indicate that global warming is actually the fault of Franklin D. Roosevelt (a Democrat) and Harry S. Truman (a Democrat).
For the next hurricane rita ; the easy way to keep going.
By, at 11/07/2005 06:22:00 AM
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