Monday, January 24, 2005

Never before seen

While a dispute brews over whether the apparent increase in hurricane activity and intensity can be traced to global warming, a never-before-seen hurricane in the South Atlantic last year in March continues to be the focus of intense interest. Conditions in the South Atlantic have long been considered insufficient for the formation of hurricanes, but climate scientists have predicted that global warming could change that. Is this hurricane a one-time freak of nature or is it yet another troubling sign of global warming? That's what scientists are trying to find out.

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