posted by Peter Daou at 6/01/2006 04:00:00 PM
I disagree. "Aerosols may mask hurricane intensity" would perhaps have been more accurate, but also would have pulled in fewer readers, so on a pragmatic level, I have no problem with the headline. And the experts quoted are hardly climate contrarians. Even Chris Landsea commands respect (although, like many meteorologists, he fails to see the bigger picture). Of course, right wingers will be tempted to use this as evidence that pollution is good. (I repeat, however, that assertion is not in the article.) But then, they run the risk of attempting the impossible in decoupling extreme weather events from the other likely consequences of global warming.
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