Media Baffled: “WHERE Have All The Cyclones Gone?”, Pacific Nears “Quietest Season On Record!”

Dr. Ryan Maue here reports via Twitter that although the Atlantic hurricane season “is going gangbusters,” the Pacific is, in fact, seeing “one of quietest Typhoon seasons on record.”

Last month in the media, amid the aftermath of Harvey and Irma, the public heard a long stream of hysterical reports claiming that the tropical storms were sure signs of man-made climate change.

Yet, according to Dr. Maue, the globe saw significantly below-average cyclone activity, despite the near-record hurricane activity observed in the Atlantic this season.

The chart above shows cyclone activity globally being well below normal in a year awash with media hurricane hysteria. Status: October 10, 2017. Source: http://wx.graphics/tropical/

Though the North Atlantic is running at 240% of normal, the entire northern hemisphere is near normal at 98%. Astonishing is the fact that Southern Hemisphere cyclonic activity is near a record-breaking low of 47%.

Globally the figure is mere 86%. This is an embarrassment and highly baffling to the media and climate alarmists, who have recently been giving false impressions of “unprecedented” storm activity this year.

“WHERE have all the cyclones gone?”

Even the Australian news site www.news.com.au here asks: “WHERE have all the cyclones gone?

Scientists are puzzled as to how global warming is having the opposite effect on storms from what is often claimed.

Dr. Maue’s following chart shows that the overall hurricane trend has been downward over the past quarter-century:

Figure: Global Hurricane Frequency (all & major) — 12-month running sums. The top time series is the number of global tropical cyclones that reached at least hurricane-force (maximum lifetime wind speed exceeds 64-knots). The bottom time series is the number of global tropical cyclones that reached major hurricane strength (96-knots+). Adapted from Maue (2011) GRL. Source: http://wx.graphics/tropical/.

Record-low Southern Hemisphere

In his last chart at the above website, shown is how the southern hemisphere has been trending down to a near-record low.

In fact, the abstract of a recent peer-reviewed paper appearing in the Geophysical Research Letters, confirms the trends, writing (emphasis added):

In the pentad since 2006, Northern Hemisphere and global tropical cyclone ACE has decreased dramatically to the lowest levels since the late 1970s. Additionally, the frequency of tropical cyclones has reached a historical low. Here, the evidence is presented demonstrating that considerable variability in tropical cyclone ACE is associated with the evolution of the character of observed large-scale climate mechanisms including the El Nino Southern Oscillation and Pacific Decadal Oscillation.”

Reckless media neglect

This is information and data that alarmist climate scientists like Dr. Michael E. Mann or media such as the AP’s Seth Borenstein apparently recklessly neglected to examine before making hysterical statements to the public.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    WHERE HAVE A;; THE TYPHHONS GONE,LONG TIME PASSING,WHERE HAVE ALL THE TYPHOONS GONE LONG TIME AGO WHERE HAVE ALL THE TYPHOONS GONE GONE TO GORES HEAD EVERYONE AL GOR WILL NEVER LEARN AL GORE WILL NEVER LEARN dont to that dumb anti war song WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE

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