Study Finds Hurricanes Frequent in Some Cooler Periods
Over the last 5,000 years, the eastern Caribbean has experienced several periods in which strong hurricanes occurred frequently despite cooler ocean temperatures.
Rule of thumb testing if a climate-related hazard (wildfire, flood, drought, storm..) is "unprecedented": Ping a paleoclimatologist. e.g.:
on Caribbean hurricanes:
If building case for climate-change reparations, why cite Wine Country fires
(scope nearly all from runaway growth) & Maria? Tragic storm, but in a part of Caribbean where patterns of strong hurricane show no link to warming.
Clues from U.S. hurricane zones here
and here (from Kerry Emanuel,
and more, facilitated by
and here from
A fine ode to insights from, and challenges in pursuing, paleotempestology! One of my favorite scientific pursuits, and a source of important insights, as I wrote here on past Caribbean patterns: