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Media Advisory: Hurricane Author To Give Public Talk at NCAR on July 24

July 18, 2007

BOULDER—Science journalist and commentator Chris Mooney will give a public talk about his new book, "Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle over Global Warming," at the Center Green Campus of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), on Tuesday, July 24, at 3:30 p.m.

Mooney will discuss the ongoing debate on whether global warming is contributing to more frequent and more intense hurricanes.

In "Storm World," Mooney casts the debate as a conflict between observational meteorologists, who focus on measurements of hurricanes, and theorists, who analyze climate and hurricane behavior using computer models. The book quotes from leading scientists on both sides including Greg Holland of NCAR, an expert on hurricane structure and behavior and on the influence of climate change on hurricanes.

Mooney believes two key events put hurricanes center stage in the global warming debate: the extraordinarily active 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons and the release of several scientific papers suggesting a link between hurricane intensity and global warming.

His talk will trace how the media, special interests, politics, and the weather itself are shaping the global warming debate and why hurricanes have become what he calls "the poster child of climate change."

Chris Mooney is the Washington correspondent for Seed magazine. The former native of New Orleans lives in Washington, D.C. For more information: www.harcourtbooks.com/StormWorld

Public Talk Details

Author Chris Mooney will give a public talk on his new book "Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle over Global Warming," on Tuesday, July 24, at 3:30 p.m. at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Center Green Campus, CG1 auditorium, 3080 Center Green Drive, Boulder.

A book signing will follow the talk with books available for purchase at the talk from the NCAR Science Store.

For public information: Bobbie Weaver 303-497-8946

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