The Heat Is Online

Katrina Package for Weather Page of HeatIsOnLine

· Three weeks after Katrina made landfall, hurricane Rita passed over the hot waters of the Gulf,attaining category 5 status as it headed toward the Texas coast (Sept. 2005).

· But researchers debate role of sea temperatures -- some see El Nino and African monsoons as more critical to hurricane intensity. (May, 2007)

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· Katrina,  one of the strongest and likely the costliest hurricanes in U.S. history, barreled into southeastern US, killing hundreds, driving more than a million people from their homes and leaving as much as $100 billion in damages -- in one of the worst natural disasters ever to hit the U.S. (Aug. 2005)

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"Katrina's Real Name" (op-ed in Boston Globe) Aug. 30, 2005.

· Experts foresee more Katrinas (Aug. 31, 2005)

· UK Science Adviser ties Katrina to warming (Aug. 31, 2005)

· German Conservative environmental candidate ties US CO2 policies to Katrina (Sept. 2005)

· More world leaders cite Katrina's link to warming (Sept. 2005)

· UK Deputy Prime Minister links U.S. climate inaction to Katrina (Sept. 2005)

· David Suzuki: "Evidence suggests heat intensifies hurricanes" --  (Sept. 2005)

· Initial estimates put Katrina's damages at $100 billion (Sept. 2005)

From IPCC specialists:

· New model-based study confirms link between  warming and hurricane intensity (Sept. 2006)

· New study confirms link between warming and hurricane strength (Aug. 2006)

· "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)

· Top UK scientist:  "This IS global warming." (Sept. 2005)

· Tropical storms found 50 percent stronger than 30 years ago (Aug. 2005)

· Earth's oceans have absorbed 84 percent of the heating in last 40 years (July, 2005)