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

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007 - Science - 392 pages
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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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Review: Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming

User Review  - Root_rambler - Goodreads

Good book but published in 2007! Needs to be updated, as it's 2014 and I'm sure much has happened in the field of hurricane science since then. Read full review

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

User Review  - courtney - Goodreads

thoroughly enjoyed this and even found myself laughing at times. only downside would be that it perhaps is too focused on individual personalities. can't wait to read more of mooney's work. Read full review

Contents

The Party Line
PART I WARMING AND STORMING
PART ll BOILING OVER
PART III STORM WORLD
Back Matter
Back Flap
Back Cover
Spine
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Chris Mooney is the Washington correspondent for Seed magazine.

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