Research to rock you like a hurricane: Current Atlantic storm activity parallels 1,000 years ago

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 2:17 PM

This last decade’s surge in Atlantic hurricanes may just be the result of history repeating itself. 

According to a new study published in the most recent edition of Nature, the influx of Atlantic-born hurricane activity in the past 10 years appears to match a peak of hurricanes that rocked the tropical Atlantic around 1,000 A.D. 

The research data is collected from “overwash” sediments – shore materials being deposited into lagoons by powerful winds.

The study is creating quite the stir, as some see this as possible evidence suggesting an intensive hurricane cycle, possibly separate from global warming.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.