22 January 2010
Vol 327, Issue 5964

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COVER Hurricane Ike caused extensive damage throughout the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico regions in September 2008, as shown here at Pinar del Rio in western Cuba. A state-of-the-art computer model projects that global warming should cause an increase in the frequency of the most intense western Atlantic hurricanes, like Ike, during the 21st century. See page 454. Photo: Claudia Daut/Reuters/Landov