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letters to the editor wash away the homes, roads, and bridges that the Comment s on "Global Climate large population requires. Change and Tropical Cyclones" Lighthill et al. (1994) reported that there is no Lighthill et al. (1994), in their paper "Global Climate reason to believe that future global warming will be Changes and Tropical Cyclones," give the incorrect associated with increases in the intensity and fre- impression that "Peruvian fishermen introduced the quency of tropical cyclones. It is very likely, however, propitiatory euphemism El Nino to designate an occur- that because of economic development and growing rence disastrous to them." In reality, the fishermen populations, the damage that cyclones inflict will used to welcome the phenomenon. They named it El increase. Nino because it appears around Christmas and Twelfth Night, and because, in their view, it brought gifts. S. M. S . GEORGE PHILANDER PRINCETON UNIVERSITY Scott (as reported by Murphy 1926) wrote of El Nino of PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY 1891 that .. . the sea is full of wonders, the land even Reference s more so. First of all the desert becomes a garden. . . . The soil is soaked by the heavy Lighthill, J., G. Holland, W. Gray, C. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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Copyright © American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-76.3.380
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wash away the homes, roads, and bridges that the Comment s on "Global Climate large population requires. Change and Tropical Cyclones" Lighthill et al. (1994) reported that there is no Lighthill et al. (1994), in their paper "Global Climate reason to believe that future global warming will be Changes and Tropical Cyclones," give the incorrect associated with increases in the intensity and fre- impression that "Peruvian fishermen introduced the quency of tropical cyclones. It is very likely, however, propitiatory euphemism El Nino to designate an occur- that because of economic development and growing rence disastrous to them." In reality, the fishermen populations, the damage that cyclones inflict will used to welcome the phenomenon. They named it El increase. Nino because it appears around Christmas and Twelfth Night, and because, in their view, it brought gifts. S. M. S . GEORGE PHILANDER PRINCETON UNIVERSITY Scott (as reported by Murphy 1926) wrote of El Nino of PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY 1891 that .. . the sea is full of wonders, the land even Reference s more so. First of all the desert becomes a garden. . . . The soil is soaked by the heavy Lighthill, J., G. Holland, W. Gray, C.

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Published: Mar 1, 1995

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