Question: Extreme Weather

Comment on Extreme Weather

It is very helpful to me .thanks

B is not the answer because it's specific to the Gulf of Mexico? I thought Professor Brink was only referring to the Gulf of Mexico, though? How come B cancels out?
gmat-admin's picture

The two professors are debating whether the PLANET will experience a wave of extreme weather. In the first sentence, Professor Gelding says that the PLANET will not experience a wave of extreme weather.

Professor Brink cites the information about hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico in order to refute Professor Gelding's assertion that the PLANET will not experience a wave of extreme weather.

Professor Brink's conclusion is about WORLDWIDE weather patterns, not about the weather in the Gulf of Mexico.

Since the argument is all about the PLANET, we need information that shows the relationship between the weather in the Gulf of Mexico's and weather on the planet.

Your tutorials are great and easy to understand . Thumps up to your work sir

Hi!
I have a question.
You said that if the answer to (E) is yes, then Professor Brink's opinion will be strengthened. But, I thought it will weaken his argument since it makes Professor Gelding's data work more persuasive. Could you explain it more detail?
gmat-admin's picture

Professor Gelding is saying that extreme weather events are NOT increasing.

Professor Brink uses data about hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico to refute Professor Gelding's claim that extreme weather events are NOT increasing.

IMPORTANT: Professor Brink's position depends largely on whether or not there's a link between hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and extreme global weather events in general.

So, if we answer YES to the question that choice E poses, then there IS a link between hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and extreme weather events in general. This will strengthen Professor Brink's position.

Conversely, if we answer NO to the question that choice E poses, then there is NO link between hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and extreme weather events in general. This weakens Professor Brink's position.

Add a comment

Ask on Beat The GMAT

If you have any questions, ask them on the Beat The GMAT discussion forums. The average response time is typically less than 30 minutes.

Change Playback Speed

To watch our videos at faster speeds (e.g., 20% or 50% faster), download this free extension for your Chrome web browser.  

Have a question about this video?

Post your question in the Comment section below, and we’ll answer it as fast as humanly possible.