Examining Hurricane Matthew: exaggeration and unprepared public

By Ben Alonzo 0 Comments

In the days before Hurricane Matthew, much of the weather models continued to show the center remaining offshore as it passes through portions of Florida, curving back out into the Atlantic Ocean. When we communicate with the public, as professional scientists, our information should be backed up by consistent and strong data, not public opinion, ….read more

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The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Disease Risk, and Climate Change Challenges

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Atmospheric Science: “It’s only a matter of time before Florida has its next major hurricane and preparedness is much more than just food, flashlights, and batteries. Because of climate change, Florida and the Gulf states are already at increased risk of vector-borne diseases. These are noteworthy challenges to our first responders, pregnant women, and elderly ….read more

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The Basics about Humans, Global Warming, Climate Change, Climate Denial, and Solutions

By Ben Alonzo 1 Comment

Earth’s climate is an awesome web of complex interactions between biotic and abiotic factors. Understanding why scientists are so alarmed about climate change (and human involvement) will help you understand why you should also be concerned. There are climate deniers that seem to focus on already debunked (unscientific) opinions, while ignoring the rest of the ….read more

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Severe Weather Awareness Month 2016

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Meteorology – Severe weather can destroy your house and the lives of thousands in just seconds. Educating yourself about severe weather and how to be prepared could mean the difference between life and death. Schools and businesses across the US are participating in severe weather awareness events this February and March 2016. Are you educated ….read more

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