Saturday, March 18, 2006

Expect More Katrina's

Since the 1970s, ocean surface temperatures around the globe have been on the rise--from one half to one degree Fahrenheit, depending on the region. Last summer, two studies linked this temperature rise to stronger and more frequent hurricanes. Skeptics called other factors into account, such as natural variability, but a new statistical analysis shows that only this sea surface temperature increase explains this trend.

Science & Technology at Scientific Statistical Analysis Bolsters Theory Linking Warmer Oceans to Stronger Hurricanes

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