This editorial is from the Fayetteville Observer:
For all of us who love beach excursions, there’s some great news.
Researchers at Colorado State University say we may be entering a new weather pattern marked by fewer and less destructive tropical storms in the Atlantic Ocean. The evidence is the cooling and salinity level drop they’re seeing in the North Atlantic near Greenland, which in the past has accompanied lulls in hurricane-season storminess.
Not everyone in the climatology business is convinced that the Colorado study is a good predictor of future weather patterns, but we’ll take it – every bit of science that leaves us hopeful is good stuff.
On the other hand, maybe it’s not time to jump all the way into the water. That’s because another study gives us some insight into why we’ve had so many shark attacks at our ocean beaches this summer:
Researchers have found a record number of sharks swimming off the North Carolina coast. That explains why eight people were attacked by sharks this summer: a record.
So, today’s science report is this: It’s OK to go down to the beach, but stay out of the water.
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