Even though the wind and waves from this year’s extreme hurricane season are long over, some are still whipping up quite a tempest over its alleged link to global warming. But according to an article by the National Center for Public Policy Research, this link continues to be swirling with hot air. For one, a comparison of hurricane severity with temperature trends finds that we had an above average number of hurricanes in the 1950’s and 60’s, when the Earth was actually cooling. When you also consider that the Western winds of warmer El Nino events wreck the symmetry of Atlantic hurricanes, then global warming would likely lead to less severe events, and this gale-force of hype ought to be downgraded immediately.