Light hurricane season

The hurricane season ended today, December 1.  Whew!  Well, not so "whew!"  Because it was a light season this year, coming in under NOAA predictions:

2007 Hurricane season

Only two hurricanes hit the U.S.  Gerry Bell, the lead hurricane forecaster at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center said:
"'...we expected a lot more hurricane intensity and duration of the hurricanes and we just didn't see that...'"
Two Category 5's hit Mexico, but none hit the U.S. 

Since 1995, eight out of the last 12 seasons have been above normal.  But not this one.  Should we thank Madonna, who by all accounts was the star of Al Gore's Live Earth concert?
The hurricane season ended today, December 1.  Whew!  Well, not so "whew!"  Because it was a light season this year, coming in under NOAA predictions:

2007 Hurricane season

Only two hurricanes hit the U.S.  Gerry Bell, the lead hurricane forecaster at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center said:
"'...we expected a lot more hurricane intensity and duration of the hurricanes and we just didn't see that...'"
Two Category 5's hit Mexico, but none hit the U.S. 

Since 1995, eight out of the last 12 seasons have been above normal.  But not this one.  Should we thank Madonna, who by all accounts was the star of Al Gore's Live Earth concert?