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UPDATED: Anyone wishing to claim that intense storms are not getting more intense should read The increasing intensity of the strongest tropical cyclones by James B. Elsner, James P. Kossin2 & Thomas H. Jagger before making a fool of themselves
For the Western North Pacific basin since 1981, Elsner,et al find that the speed of the fastest typhoons, e.g. the Cat 5s corresponding to the last two columns, the worst 2.5% or 1% of the 698 storms in the basin, have significantly increased
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Kevin Trenberth and Jeff Masters will be PBS Newshour at 6:12 EST today to talk about Haiyan.