Friday, September 30, 2005

Typhoon Damrey has been romping through China, Vietnam and environs and, posting winds of 125 mph, has killed some 89 people to date and caused huge damage. Apparently it is the strongest typhoon in 10 years.

It's interesting that the UK televisual media have not mentioned this at all, although coverage of Katrina and Rita in the US was bordering on 'blanket' at times. There has been enormous focus on hurricanes in the Atlantic, but there doesn't appear to be the same attention for the Pacific/Indian Ocean equivalents, presumeably because they rarely affect the US. The question that arises is whether the trends are the same, and what effect climate change/global warming might be having on them. Given there will undoubtedly be significant diffrences in circulation and heat distribution, it may be too difficult to make such a comparison. I will have to go and have a look and see what's been researched so far.

I'll see what the boys and girls at Real Climate have to say on the matter.


At 6:35 AM, Blogger Carnival said...

Hi, I was just wandering the blogosphere and here I am at your blog. I enjoy the style of how this all works.

This is one to watch.


death toll from Hurricane Katrina


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