Publication Date August 30, 2005

Katrina's real name

United States
Katrina on August 28, nearing the Gulf Coast. Image: NOAA

The hurricane that struck Louisiana yesterday was nicknamed Katrina by the National Weather Service. Its real name is global warming...Unfortunately, very few people in America know the real name of Hurricane Katrina because the coal and oil industries have spent millions of dollars to keep the public in doubt about the issue.