Our own Chris Mooney was honored this week at the 89th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society . He won the 2009 Louis J. Battan Author’s Award for Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming , dubbed “an accurate and comprehensive overview of the evolving debate on the impacts of global warming on hurricanes that illustrates the complexities of this significant scientific problem.” It’s a compelling book that successfully provides an interesting and honest account of the history of storms and climate science, while taking a serious looks at the players and politics involved.
Mooney is a regular commentator at DeSmogBlog , contributing editor to Science Progress , and senior correspondent for The American Prospect magazine. He has authored three books, New York Times bestselling The Republican War on Science , Storm World,  and forthcoming Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future.  A founding member of ScienceDebate , he also writes for a variety of news and scientific magazines and blogs at The Intersection .