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    A 2010 study debunked the link between global warming and hurricane intensity


    A study found climate change will make hurricanes stronger, but less frequent

    Critics claimed that a study published in Nature Geoscience in 2010 said hurricane strength has little to do with global warming. In fact, the study said that "greenhouse warming" will increase hurricane intensity while decreasing hurricane frequency. From Nature Geoscience (payment required):

    [F]uture projections based on theory and high-resolution dynamical models consistently indicate that greenhouse warming will cause the globally averaged intensity of tropical cyclones to shift towards stronger storms, with intensity increases of 2-11% by 2100. Existing modelling studies also consistently project decreases in the globally averaged frequency of tropical cyclones, by 6-34%. Balanced against this, higher resolution modelling studies typically project substantial increases in the frequency of the most intense cyclones, and increases of the order of 20% in the precipitation rate within 100|[nbsp]|km of the storm centre.