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July 2, 2007

Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming

We're very interested in reading Storm World. As the climate debate rages on, it's interesting to see a journalist find many answers that make sense to our current climate crisis. In a pre-review over at RealClimate.org gives the book a must read. We'll see if we can get a pre-review copy before July 9th when the book debuts.

One of the leading science journalists and commentators working today, Chris Mooney delves into a red-hot debate in meteorology: whether the increasing ferocity of hurricanes is connected to global warming. In the wake of Katrina, Mooney follows the careers of leading scientists on either side of the argument through the 2006 hurricane season, tracing how the media, special interests, politics, and the weather itself have skewed and amplified what was already a fraught scientific debate. As Mooney puts it: "Scientists, like hurricanes, do extraordinary things at high wind speeds." Mooney—a native of New Orleans—has written a fascinating and urgently compelling book that calls into question the great inconvenient truth of our day: Are we responsible for making hurricanes even bigger monsters than they already are?

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Posted by Jay Brewer at July 2, 2007 6:35 AM

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