Our story on the possible link between global warming and violent hurricanes touched off a stormy debate among readers, with some arguing that rising temperatures are simply part of a natural cycle:

Thank you for raising the issue of global warming as it relates to hurricanes [Oct. 3]. The debate seems to focus on whether we have enough evidence that pollution is causing climate change to justify taking steps to reduce greenhouse gases. That standard is too high when the world is facing what might be catastrophic consequences. Even the possibility that human behavior is changing...

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