This is global warming, says environmental chief "Increasingly it looks like a smoking gun. It's a fair conclusion to draw that global warming, caused to a substantial extent by people, is driving increased sea surface temperatures and increasing the violence of hurricanes." - The Interpedant, quoting Big Chief Sir John Lawton, chairman of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, 24/9/05
Hurricanes and global warming - a link? "But a single year's observation does not permit the divination of a long-term trend, or the attribution of that trend to a cause such as climatic warming.
Based on recent research, the consensus view is that we don't expect global warming to make a difference to the frequency of hurricanes...." - the Beeb, quoting Big Chief Julian Heming from the UK Meteorological Office, 24/9/05