Sobel: Recent Hurricanes and Extreme Weather

Sep 28 2017

Prof. Adam Sobel was featured in several articles and interviews about the recent rash of devastating hurricanes and storms.

Sobel is a Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University. He also directs Columbia's Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate. His research area is meteorology with a focus on atmospheric and climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, and extreme weather. He is the author of "Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future."

Articles

Mandatory Harvey Evacuations are Justified, Sobel's blog, Aug. 25, 2017

Why Harvey's Devastation is So Severe, CNN Opinion, Aug. 28, 2017

Climate Change Didn’t Cause Hurricane Harvey, but It Made It Worse, Fortune.com, Aug. 29, 2017 (with Suzana Camargo)

Quotes

Did Climate Change Impact Hurricane Harvey?, GantNews, Aug. 28, 2017

Tropical Storm Harvey Raises Red Flags on Houston's Infrastructure, Climate Planning, Mashable, Aug. 28, 2017

Hurricane Harvey and Climate Change: Is There a Connection? USA Today, Aug. 29, 2017

Did Climate Change Intensify Harvey’s Catastrophic Effects? Live Science, Aug. 30, 2017

Katrina. Sandy. Harvey. The debate over climate and hurricanes is getting louder and louder, The Washington Post, Aug. 30, 2017

Why Harvey Is Stuck Near Texas, Bloomberg, Aug. 30, 2017

Earth Institute Experts Break Down the Causes and Impacts of Hurricane Harvey, Earth Institute News, Aug. 30, 2017

Harvey is part of a pattern of extreme weather scientists saw coming. They're still shocked. Vox, Aug. 31, 2017

Climate Scientists Cannot Predict How Severe Future Hurricanes Will Be—For Now, Newsweek, Sept. 12, 2017

From Heat Waves to Hurricanes: What We Know About Extreme Weather and Climate Change, The New York Times, Sept. 15, 2017

Radio

ABC/KSRO Santa Rosa radio, Aug. 29, 2017

WNYC: Global Warning's Role in Hurricane Harvey, Sept. 5, 2017

Related News:
Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate: Hurriane Harvey

Many Columbia University scientists and experts have published articles and have been quoted in numerous media reports on Hurricane Harvey and its disastrous impacts in Texas. (By Jaclyn Rabinowitz | August 30, 2017)