The Impact of Climate Change on Typhoon Activity
Fan, D-D. and Liu, K-b. 2008. Perspectives on the linkage between typhoon activity and global warming from recent research advances in paleotempestology. Chinese Science Bulletin 53: 2907-2922.
The two researchers' analysis indicates "there does not exist a simple linear relationship between typhoon frequency and Holocene climate (temperature) change," especially of the type suggested by climate alarmists. They report, for example, that "on the contrary, typhoon frequency seemed to have increased at least regionally during the coldest phases of the Little Ice Age [italics added]." And they also note that there are typically "more frequent typhoon landfalls during [cooler] La Niña years than during [warmer] El Niño years."
Following their own advice about the need "to extend the time span of typhoon activity records" to help resolve the debate over the nature of climate change effects on this important weather phenomenon, Fan and Liu were able to demonstrate that the world's climate alarmists likely have even the sign of the temperature effect on typhoon activity wrong, as global warming seems to reduce tropical cyclone activity over both the long-term and the short-term.