Graph of the Day for October 21, 2009

"Of course when the oceans get warmer, that causes stronger storms. We have seen in the last couple of years, a lot of big hurricanes. Hurricanes Jean, Francis and Ivan were among them. In the same year we had that string of big hurricanes... And you'll see Hurricane Katrina form over Florida.  And then as it comes into the Gulf over warm water it becomes stronger and stronger and stronger. Look at that Hurricane's eye. And of course the consequences were so horrendous; there are no words to describe it." - Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth.  Annual Fatalities per Million People From US Hurricanes (20 yr moving ave.)(Read Full Post)