I asked Bob Bunting for his take on the news of two tropical storm events in May, since they preceded official hurricane season.
Bob is CEO and Chairman of the Climate Adaptation Center, Inc. (CAC), an independent nonprofit Headquartered in Sarasota.
Here is the CAC website: https://www.theclimateadaptationcenter.org/. I encourage readers to take a few minutes to peruse the site and to sign up for email notices.
While hurricane season is coming up, from June through November, the tropical and subtropical Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico are already in hurricane mode. The Climate Adaptation Center in Sarasota, Florida, has forecast 20 named storms this year, and the first is already in progress. Storm Ana is steaming across the mid-tropical Atlantic north of Bermuda, while another tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico moved into Texas as it was gaining strength. Having a named storm north of Bermuda in May was once unheard of, but not in a climate-warmed world where sea surface temperatures are running at historic highs.
It has become commonplace since 2015 to have named storms develop prior to the official start of hurricane season. Since then, there has been at least one named storm before June 1 every year:
2015: Ana (May); 2016: Alex (January), Bonnie (May); 2017: Arlene (April); 2018: Alberto (May); 2019: Andrea (May); 2020: Arthur (May), Bertha (May); 2021: Ana (May)
I predict that NOAA will officially start hurricane season in May beginning next year. Within this century, hurricane season may extend year-round unless we get serious about addressing climate warming!
For our 2021 Hurricane Forecast and the reasons behind it, please click this link: https://www.theclimateadaptationcenter.org/2021/04/15/climate-adaptation-center-2021-hurricane-forecast/.
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Robert F. Bunting
CEO and Chairman,
Climate Adaptation Center, Inc.
We thank Bob for the prompt reply. Cumberland remains overweight Climate change sensitive ETFs focused on solar, wind & water.
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