The Heat Is Online

Scientists assess reasons for Katrina's strength

From IPCC specialists:

· "Expect more hurricane intensity," Kevin Trenberth (Sept. 2005)

· Global warming "will make -- possibly is already making -- hurricanes" stronger -- Stefan Rahmsdorf, Michael Mann, Rasmus Benestad, Gavin Schmidt and William Connolley (Sept. 2005)

· New research attributes stronger hurricanes to warming (Sept. 2005)

· Changes in Tropical Cyclone Number, Duration, and Intensity in a Warming Environment (Science, Vol 309, Issue 5742, 1844-1846) Sept. 16,2005)