As Hurricane Rita revs up into a Category 5 hurricane, only weeks after Katrina caused such horrible devastation, many of us are asking: Is Global Warming to Blame? MSNBC-TV is...

As Hurricane Rita revs up into a Category 5 hurricane, only weeks after Katrina caused such horrible devastation, many of us are asking: Is Global Warming to Blame?

MSNBC-TV is asking the same question today.  The non-scientific survey results show that the population believes the answer is yes. 

The expert consulted in the article, however, says no. This expert, Stanley Goldenberg, a meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration states:

What people have to realize is that we’re in a part of an active long-term cycle in hurricane activity. What happens in the Atlantic is that you have several decades of below normal activity, and then you have several decades of above normal activity.

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