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The Resource Storm world : hurricanes, politics, and the battle over global warming, Chris Mooney

Storm world : hurricanes, politics, and the battle over global warming, Chris Mooney

Label
Storm world : hurricanes, politics, and the battle over global warming
Title
Storm world
Title remainder
hurricanes, politics, and the battle over global warming
Statement of responsibility
Chris Mooney
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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: ʺScientists, like hurricanes, do extraordinary things at high wind speeds.ʺ 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? Also includes information on Hurricane Andres, Australia, blogs, George W. Bush, carbon dioxide, Tropical Cyclone Catarina, Hurricane Charley, Jule Gregory Charney, Judith Curry, cyclones, El Nino, Kerry Emanuel, ExxonMobil, global climate models (GCMs), Al Gore, William Gray, Greg Holland, Hurricane Ivan, Japan, Hurricane Katrina, Thomas Knutson, Chris Landsea, latent heat, theories of maximum potential intensity, maximum sustained wind speeds, National Hurricane Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), oil and gas industry, William Redfield, Herbert Riehl, Hurricane Rita, typhoons, water vapor, weather forecasting, Peter Webster, Tropical Storm Zeta, etc
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mooney, Chris
Dewey number
363.738/74
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QC944
LC item number
.M66 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hurricanes
  • Hurricanes
  • Global warming
  • Climatology
Label
Storm world : hurricanes, politics, and the battle over global warming, Chris Mooney
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: 6229 Memphis Street -- Introduction: ʺThe Party Lineʺ -- Part I: Warming and Storming -- 1. Chimneys and Whirlpools -- 2. Of Heat Engines -- 3. and Computer Models -- 4. ʺLay That Matrix Downʺ -- 5. From Hypercanes to Hurricane Andrew -- Part II: Boiling Over -- Interlude: Among the Forecasters -- 6. The Luck of Florida -- 7. Frictional Divergence -- 8. Anger Dissipation -- 9. ʺThe #¿%&̂ Hit the Fanʺ -- 10. Resistance -- 11. ʺConsensusʺ -- Part III: Storm World -- 12. Pre-Season Warm-Ups -- 13. Where Are the Storms? -- 14. Hurricane Climatology -- Conclusion: Home Again -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix I: The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale -- Appendix II: Cyclone Typology -- Appendix III: Early Hurricane-Climate Speculations -- Appendix IV: Consensus Statements by Participants in World Meteorological Organizationʼs 6ht International Workshop on Tropical Cyclones, San Jose, Costa Rica, November 2006 -- Bibliography/Recommended Reading -- List of Interviews
Control code
ocm85822695
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9780151012879
Lccn
2007009742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)85822695
  • (Sirsi) a900614
Label
Storm world : hurricanes, politics, and the battle over global warming, Chris Mooney
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: 6229 Memphis Street -- Introduction: ʺThe Party Lineʺ -- Part I: Warming and Storming -- 1. Chimneys and Whirlpools -- 2. Of Heat Engines -- 3. and Computer Models -- 4. ʺLay That Matrix Downʺ -- 5. From Hypercanes to Hurricane Andrew -- Part II: Boiling Over -- Interlude: Among the Forecasters -- 6. The Luck of Florida -- 7. Frictional Divergence -- 8. Anger Dissipation -- 9. ʺThe #¿%&̂ Hit the Fanʺ -- 10. Resistance -- 11. ʺConsensusʺ -- Part III: Storm World -- 12. Pre-Season Warm-Ups -- 13. Where Are the Storms? -- 14. Hurricane Climatology -- Conclusion: Home Again -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix I: The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale -- Appendix II: Cyclone Typology -- Appendix III: Early Hurricane-Climate Speculations -- Appendix IV: Consensus Statements by Participants in World Meteorological Organizationʼs 6ht International Workshop on Tropical Cyclones, San Jose, Costa Rica, November 2006 -- Bibliography/Recommended Reading -- List of Interviews
Control code
ocm85822695
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9780151012879
Lccn
2007009742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)85822695
  • (Sirsi) a900614

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