Noted and Quoted, September 2017

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Irma teaser.jpgThe stormy weather brings out the best in our climate experts, among others. A sample of the Franklin College faculty members quoted in the media during September:

Why President Trump recoils from denouncing his “alt-right” supporters, article in STAT quotes professor of psychology Keith Campbell

New light cast on sea level, climate threats – Brunswick News mentions work by Public Service Associate and geography Ph.D. Mathew Hauer

No, NASA is not predicting 15 days of complete darkness in November, by Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

Four dangers of Hurricane Harvey that may not be obvious to the public, Marshall Shepherd writing in Forbes

Worst case scenario looms for Texas with Hurricane Harvey, Marshall Shepherd quoted by Mashable

Researcher by Kojo Mensa-Wilmot on developing drugs to fight sickness caused by tsetse fly reported by the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

How Hurricane Harvey became so destructive, Marshall Shepherd quoted in The New York Times

How Harvey went from a little-noticed storm to a behemoth, Marshall Shepherd quoted in The Washington Post

Why not evacuate before Harvey? Houston leaders defend their calls to stay put, Marshall Shepherd quoted by the Texas Tribune

Hurricane Harvey is testing our ability to communicate natural disaster risks, Marshall Shepherd quoted by Huffington Post

Evacuating during a natural disaster is an issue of privilege, Marshall Shepherd quoted by Yahoo

Texas is under trillions of gallons of water, Medium article by John Knox quoted in Flagpole

Hurricane Harvey and climate change: Is there a connection? Marshall Shepherd quoted in USA Today

Climate change has "loaded the dice" on the frequency of 100-year floods, Marshall Shepherd quoted by HuffPost

Did climate change make recent extreme storms worse? Marshall Shepherd on the PBS NewsHour

Houston evokes memories of 2009 Atlanta flood. Could it happen again? Marshall Shepherd quoted in the AJC

Hotter days make football more dangerous, professor of geography Andrew Grundstein quoted by Yale Climate Connections

Teaching activities for: "Irma roars in, and all of Florida shakes and shudders,” Marshall Shepherd quoted by the New York Times

Harvey, Irma put climate change on Georgia’s radar, Marshall Shepherd quoted in the AJC

Georgia coast sees major damage from Hurricane Irma, John Knox quoted on WABE

The real unknown of climate change: our behavior Marshall Shepherd, quoted in the New York Times

Why the government sells flood insurance, associate professor of history Stephen Mihm quoted by NPR

Don’t cut NOAA, Marshall Shepherd in the Savannah Morning News

Could Hurricane Jose come to Long Island? Look to the cone of uncertainty, Marshall Shepherd quoted in Newsday

 

Image: Geocolor Image of Hurricane Irma via NASA