Climate:

CAP panel analyzes link between powerful storms, human-caused global warming

On the heels of the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, questions remain over how much of an effect global warming is having on hurricane intensity and what role human activity has had on the strength of storms. During today's E&ETV Event Coverage, a panel of climate experts discuss the effect of global warming on storm severity. Panelists at this Center for American Progress event include, Mayor Richard Crotty (R) of Orange County, Fla.; Peter Webster, professor in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology; John Copenhaver, president and CEO of DRI International; and Jane Bullock, former chief of staff for Federal Emergency Management Agency Director James Lee Witt.