Caribbean Storm Damage Costs May Rise 50% With Global Warming
Roger Pielke Jr. effectively refutes this contention here.
You may remember that, since Katrina, we have been bombarded with predictions of ever-increasing losses from ever-worsening hurricanes. Courtesy of Florida State University's Dr. Ryan Maue , here is the ACE index which combines both number and intensity of hurricanes (click to enlarge):
This does not say we won't have more hurricanes this year (we almost certainly will) and that they might be strong. The ocean water temperatures are high. Hurricane Andrew occurred in a less-than-normal hurricane season.
At what point does this increasing divergence between apocalyptic predictions of increasing numbers and intensity of hurricanes and atmospheric reality start sinking in?