Temperatures have not risen in Florida, and it has been six years since Florida was hit by a hurricane – the longest period on record. But the author wanted to blame something on global warming so he made up some mindless crap and his editor published it.
The debate over global warming tends to focus on future perils – scary maps of flooded suburbs, the northward creep of tropical diseases, rich farmland turning into desert.
But some of the effects of global warming have already arrived in South Florida, as coastal cities flood more frequently and overheated corals turn white and die. The region’s temperatures have not gone up, however, and many scientists say climate change has had little effect on hurricanes.