Hurricanes are nature's most destructive agents. Widespread interest surrounds the possibility that they might get even more destructive in the future. Policy makers consider it
a call for action. Answers about when and by how much hurricanes will change are sought
by financial institutions especially industry. And scientists are challenged by the range and
interactions of the processes involved. This book, arising from the 2nd International Summit
on Hurricanes and Climate Change, contains new research on topics related to hurricanes
and climate change since the 1st Summit. Chapters are grouped into research studies using
global climate models and those taking empirical and statistical approaches. The latter
include investigations of basin-wide and regional hurricane activity.