Global storming

Merzer, Martin
June 2007
Investigate;Jun2007, Vol. 7 Issue 77, p68
The article highlights the a study published by Chris Landsea, a scientist at the National Hurricane Center, who concluded that there is no connection between global warming and increased hurricane activity. Landsea criticized findings of other scientists who made such a link and who, he believed, underestimated the number of storms before the age of satellite monitoring. The debate emerging from these findings is discussed.


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