COMMENT: ABC have provided a reply to our complaint about not reporting a recent paper published in the peer reviewed Journal, Geophysical Research Letters. The paper was: Wang, B., Y. Yang, Q.-H. Ding, H. Murakami, and F. Huang. Climate Control of the Global Tropical Storm Days (1965-2008) Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2010GL042487, in press (accepted 9 March 2010).
In the abstract this article reports: "However, the global total number of storm days shows no trend and only an unexpected large amplitude fluctuation driven by El Niño-Southern Oscillation and PDO. The rising temperature of about 0.5oC in the tropics so far has not yet affected the global tropical storm days."found that , finds that "The rising temperature of about 0.5oC in the tropics so far has not yet affected the global tropical storm days."
ABC suggest that their report on the Nature article by Knutson et al (see HERE) covers the same ground!
When your global warming reporting is so affected by "confirmation bias" as the ABC's I guess its hard to see the difference even when it's black and white.
ABC's response is posted with the original complaint HERE.