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Will global warming increase usable wind, or will it increase storms - hurricanes and tornadoes, or will it do both?

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by edwin (eeeeeeee222222rrrrreeeeeaaaaadddddd@@@@yyyyaaaaaaa) on Thu Jun 23rd, 2011 at 12:45:58 PM EST
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Short Answer: nobody knows.

Meso-climate processes, such as El Nino, will obliterate GW affects, increase GW affects, or have no affect on local weather.

'bout the only safe prediction:

Climate is what you expect.  Weather is what you get.


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by ATinNM on Thu Jun 23rd, 2011 at 01:15:38 PM EST
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I suspect it will be different in different parts of the world - Ireland tends not to get Hurricanes and Tornadoes, although we tend to get the the storms to which Hurricanes reduce once they cross the Atlantic - with wind speeds up to c. 100 - 150kph although the latter end is a once in a decade event and the absolute sea level record is a gust of 200KPH in 1974.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Jun 23rd, 2011 at 01:24:32 PM EST
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