A renowned scientist takes us through the devastating and unprecedented events of Hurricane Sandy, using it to explain our planet's changing climate and to launch a discussion of what we need to do to protect ourselves and our cities. Hurricane Sandy's landfall was forecast remarkably well, but the predictions of risks to New York City's built environment, which had been known for decades, went unheeded. This reactive pattern of waiting until a disaster has happened in an area to do anything about the infrastructure will not serve us well in the future.
Adam Sobel is a professor at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He is an atmospheric scientist who specializes in the dynamics of climate and weather, and he is leading a new Columbia University Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate. He holds a bachelor's degree in physics and music from Wesleyan University and a PhD in meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Adam will be signing copies of his new book, Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future, which will be available for purchase.
Drinks and light appetizers will be provided.
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