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The Sciences

Chained to the Galleys

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneyFebruary 28, 2007 9:12 PM

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Storm World, my new book, has been "finished" for some time. But some forms of completion are more complete than others. For example, this week I've been getting the book's "galleys"--i.e., the not-quite-final version that goes out to media and various important folks--together. This involves finding typos, changing little things, tidying up various outstanding details, etc. It's been more labor intensive than I thought, and now I'm behind. So, I won't blog again until the galleys are done...hopefully it won't take too long.

P.S.: Meanwhile, a major study has just hit that has large implications for the hurricane-global warming debate. The work (PDF) is by Jim Kossin of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and colleagues, and I discuss it in detail in the book. But I'll also have some blog commentary soon as well....

P.P.S.: My work always hits with terrible timing. Now there's even bigger hurricane news: El Nino has gone away, and we may even get La Nina conditions soon. Either way, we now have grounds for expecting a bad Atlantic hurricane season. As Jeff Masters puts it: "I am expecting a much more active hurricane season than the mild season of 2006 as a result of this month's demise of El Niño."

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