Posted by: Michael Ritter PhD | August 28, 2008

Tropical Storm Gustav Threatens U.S. Energy Infrastructure

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.

Image courtesy of Wired Science

The Physical Environment Links: Hurricanes.

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