Jack Grant runs the numbers:
Look at that last number carefully, the energy of the average hurricane is 1E15 Joules (ten times as much as the total energy released, including the radiation, heat, and light, along with the blast wave that flattened the city, of the Hiroshima bomb). A two degree Fahrenheit increase in water temperature could DOUBLE the energy of a weak hurricane even if only 0.1% of the additional energy available is absorbed by the tempest.
All of a sudden, that two degree increase ain’t looking so inconsequential any more, is it?
What else might you have missed in immediately saying something is inconsequential because on the face of it the change appeared to negligible?
Think about it. In other words, do the math.
Again, I am NOT saying that the recent spate of powerful hurricanes was caused by “global warming” or any other specific, attributable origin.
What I AM saying is that immediately dismissing things because at first glance it appears trivial is NOT wise.