Meet author Chris Mooney

Books and Books Coral Gables July 14th, 2007. 3:00 p.m.One of the leading science journalists and commentators working today, Chris Mooney delves into a red-hot debate in meteorology: whether global warming is causing an increase in the ferocity of hurricanes. In the wake of Katrina, Mooney follows the careers of leading researchers 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 in his new book, Storm World: “Scientists, like hurricanes, do extraordinary things at high wind speeds.” Mooney – a native of New Orleans – has delivered a fascinating an nuanced book on the most urgently compelling offshoots of the global warming debate: Are we responsible for making hurricanes event bigger monsters than they already are? For more information, please call: 305.442.4408

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