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The term attached to the notion that the Earth 's temperature is increasing due to the greenhouse effect .
So, since the average return period is once every 50 years, we were overdue for two Cat4+ strikes in the same year over the entire 166 period of record. (Again, for rare events, the statistics aren’t very well behaved.)
While many scientists warn of the risk of a 1 to 10 meter rise, few speak of the nightmare scenario, a rise in ocean levels by 100 meters. However, this is highly unlikely as the melting of all ice on Earth would "only" increase sea levels by 60-70 metres.
Some critics of the scientific consensus on global warming have argued that these issues should not be linked and that reference to them constitutes an unjustified ad hominem attack.  Political scientist Roger Pielke, Jr. , responding to Mooney, has argued that science is inevitably intertwined with politics.