The answer, according to a brand new study, is perhaps Yes. From the report in National Geographic (not exactly a climate skeptic outpost):
Many scientists have blamed global warming for more intense recent hurricane seasons and for the more destructive storms that are predicted in years to come, but a new study says climate change could eventually help safeguard the U.S. Atlantic Coast from hurricanes.
Climate change might alter atmospheric conditions so that future hurricanes may be pushed away from the East Coast, according to a study published Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
The warming caused by greenhouse gases—thought to be the result of human activities such as burning fossil fuels—could redirect atmospheric winds that steer hurricanes.
By the next century, the study’s authors report, atmospheric winds over the Atlantic could blow more directly from west to east during hurricane season, pushing storms away from the United States.
There’s more, but that’s enough. The point is, settled science, so shut up. No, that’s not the point. The point is, the climate campaigners, but not the many careful scientists who carry out the actual research, can’t help themselves, and have hyped storms and weather variability without any self-discipline and in the face of the equivocation of scientists, and are now reaping the whirlwind (so to speak).
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