Despite warnings from those concerned about global warming, the 2006 hurricane season passed largely without incident. This points out, according to David Ridenour of the National Center for Public Policy Research, the continuing difficulties surrounding climate science. Comments Ridenour: “The number of hurricanes was 38 percent below the number originally forecast by our government. And the number of hurricanes that qualified as “major” fell 50 percent below those forecasts. If we can’t depend on hurricane forecasts made six months ahead of time, how can we expect to depend on predictions about the behavior of hurricanes decades from now. Sadly much of our climate science seems to be more based on politic science.”

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