This is an article from The Guardian.
The author is a Dr. John Abraham who apparently specializes in thermal and fluid sciences and plies his trade at University of St. Thomas School of Engineering, Minnesota. The fella, like a good warrior of Global Warming, could not resist blaming the hurricane and its consequences on people disrespecting his Golden Calf.
I always am suspicious of those experts that cannot get the terminology right or say things just to look cool.
According to NOAA, you know, the people who actually do weather for a living:
Once a tropical cyclone reaches maximum sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or higher, it is then classified as a hurricane, typhoon, or tropical cyclone, depending upon where the storm originates in the world. In the North Atlantic, central North Pacific, and eastern North Pacific, the term hurricane is used. The same type of disturbance in the Northwest Pacific is called a typhoon.
But name aside, here is his take on why Hurricane Michael came to be so strong:
But basically, Michael strengthened because it passed over really warm waters. Waters that were hotter because of human-caused warming.
So, half a degree (as I have been told) in temperature rise creates these waters in the Gulf and the Caribbean which otherwise would be nice and cool and no hurricanes would come to exists or only very weak ones. It is the Global Warming caused by humans in the last 50 years that is at fault. Of course, you would need to ignore the long list of deadly hurricanes that include too many outside the era of Global warming.
But what I find hilarious is that The Guardian, a British Newspaper would publish this rubbish since it is thanks to those warm waters and the Gulf Current that the British Isles are not locked in a frozen Northern Sea six months (or more) out of the year.
PS: Why are the gulf waters warm? A combination of a shallow bottom and this huge heat emanating thing you can see in the sky: The Sun.
For God’s sakes, this is not a new revolutionary science discovery. Sun heats water and anything exposed to it. There is a reason why you can find sun-blocking lotions in stores.