Ever wonder where the 2006 hurricanes went?
Part of the: Common Arguments by Skeptics and Deniers series
The quick and dirty answer is that a dust storm called Calima (pictured above via satellite) killed off all of the hurricanes in the Atlantic. There was no comparable dust storm on the other side of the globe so the Pacific has been rip snorting hurricanes just as expected. A total of 30 tropical depressions and Typhoons (Asian term for hurricane) hit Asia. There were 25 in the east Pacific and 11 near Australia. This brings the 2006 Pacific tropical depression/typhoon count to a total of 66.
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