Climate change and climate science
Questions and answers
5. As natural emissions of carbon dioxide are very much greater than those from human activities, surely the effect of man is insignificant?
9. Weather forecasts aren't always accurate a few days ahead, so how can you possibly predict what climate over the next 100 years?
The impact of climate change - specifically global warming caused by the burning of fossil fuels - on tropical cyclone activity is the subject of ongoing debate and research in the scientific community. Although there is no clear consensus on whether global warming is currently having any measurable impact on tropical cyclones, climate models indicate that there may be an increase in tropical cyclone intensity in the future, while tropical cyclone frequency will either remain unchanged or decrease.
Last updated: Nov 7, 2011 11:30 AM