Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Department faculty and former students continue to be featured in media stories following Hurricane Sandy's unprecedented landfall. Professor Adam Sobel and former graduate student Radly Horton were among several experts interviewed on the NOVA documentary on Hurricane Sandy, "Inside the Megastorm," which first aired on PBS on November 18th. The show is available online at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/inside-the-megastorm.html.  Professor Sobel also appeared on the Brian Lehrer show prior to the storm's landfall: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/2012/oct/26/hurricane_sandy_alert.

Adjunct Professor Andy Juhl's efforts to measure Sandy's impact on water quality in the Hudson River is the subject of a new video that follows Andy and the environmental group Riverkeeper on a sampling expedition a week and a half after the storm: http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/news-events/after-sandy-testing-waters.

On November 12, the Columbia University symposium on "Warming Arctic, Changing Planet," co-sponsored by Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, was followed by interviews of panelists Natalie Boelman, Kevin Griffin, and Stephanie Pfirman on LiveScience: http://www.livescience.com/24798-global-warming-changing-arctic.html.

Additional perspectives by Earth Institute scientists:

Hurricane Sandy: A Climate Change Wakeup Call (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory website)

A Prescient Voice on Sandy: Suddenly Everyone Is Listening (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory website)

How to Survive the Next Big Storm: Q&A with Klaus Jacob (Scientific American online)

Responding to Sandy (New York Stories, Columbia University News)