By Dan Shapley
In New Book, "Storm World" Journalist Examines Controversy
There's nothing simple about hurricanes except their awful power. And when it comes to explaining the complex forces that fuel hurricanes, and the conflicting assessment about how global warming will affect them in the future, journalist Chris Mooney has accomplished an impressive feat by keeping it readable. "Storm World," his new book, examines the ongoing scientific controversy about hurricanes and global warming. While the overall debate about global warming -- carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases trapping more heat -- is well settled among scientists, debates rage about the particulars. Hurricanes is no exception, as competing studies and scientists lay claim to the truth. That's science -- a clawing, piece-by-piece approach to finding the truth. And for any one interested in one of the most important ongoing global warming controversies, "Storm World" is a good primer.