Although I was slowly nodding off in bed last night, I was not too far gone to notice that Discover's editors, usually excellent, let slide "the general consensus among researchers..." (January '06, pg 22) So tell me, what other kind of consensus is there?
In the same sentence, the author used "intensification," as in "the intensification of hurricanes by global warming..." Doesn't it sound made up? It's not, but doesn't it sound like it? I had to wake up enough to puzzle a bit about whether there's a better word. Decided probably not, although it maybe could be phrased otherwisely, and fell asleep.