27 Aug '11, 10pm

Hurricanes and Climate Change:

I have a short piece going into Sunday’s paper on the question of whether hurricanes are getting stronger because of climate change. In it, I outline the views of Kerry Emanuel of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who takes the position that they are, and Thomas R. Knutson of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, who believes it would be premature to conclude they are getting stronger over a long stretch of time. The two scientists’ positions are considerably more complex and nuanced than I was able to convey in a short article. Readers who want to know more can review this position paper , written by Dr. Emanuel in 2006, and a similar document written by Mr. Knutson. Notably, the two men collaborated with other scientists on a paper last year that attempted to discern a broad consensus in the field. That paper concluded it is likely that hurricanes will inte...

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