Check out this article from The Economist today criticizing the conventional wisdom that the increase in the ferocity of hurricanes is due to global warming. The conventional wisdom is flawed because the South Pacific, which is one of the ocean basins in the world that has experienced no statistically significant global warming over the last 30 years, also has the second highest percentage increase in Cat. 4 and 5 hurricanes. Number one is (you guessed it) the North Atlantic. The article does not mention my entropy/information theory but merely wonders what the real reason for the increase is, and concludes with a typical British understatement followed by an analogy appropriate to a former Maritime Superpower - ".... something rather nasty has been happening. Time, perhaps, to batten down the hatches."