Found a cute quote on Dispair.com "Each single raindrop believes they are not responsible for the flood." So, I've been a supporter of reducing our dependency on OIL; not just foreign oil which does concern me, but any fossil fuel really. I also don't use chemicals (and coincedentally I've got the best lawn on the block). Instead, I water no more than twice a week and I give it a good soaking. Weeds have shallower roots than grass does, so I can water the grass and thirst away the weeds at the same time. Back to the title, warmer ocean water disperses into more energy for the seasonal storms. With the Atlantic measuring even at only a 1/2 degree higher average temperature, spread out over the whole of the waters, that represents the same energy potential as 10, one hundred megaton bombs. And the hurricains pick up on that!