As the waters of the Atlantic continue to warm, the hurricane activity continues to wind up towards the peak of the season. As of this posting, early government forecasts have Tropical storm Gustav on a course for the heart of the United State’s oil-producing infrastructure. The impact on energy production by hurricanes, especially in a greenhouse future, makes continued off-shore drilling and fossil fuel use a no-win situation for our energy future. For more see: Tropical Storm Gustav Threatens U.S. Energy Infrastructure from Wired Science.
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The Physical Environment Links: Hurricanes.