40th Anniversary Sponsor e-Briefing Series:
Hurricanes in Today’s Political Climate

Cato Sponsor e-Briefing
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
12:00 – 12:30PM EDT

Featuring a presentation and live discussion with Ryan Maue, Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; moderated by Joseph Verruni, Project Manager, Center for the Study of Science, Cato Institute.

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Live Blog 40th Anniversary Sponsor e-Briefing Series: Hurricanes In Today’s Political Climate
 

In today’s political climate, many are doing their best to attribute the kind of hurricanes we’ve seen this season to global warming. Is there a robust scientific basis for this?

Ryan Maue is a research meteorologist and adjunct scholar at Cato’s Center for the Study of Science. He won his PhD from Florida State University in 2010, having researched extratropical and tropical cyclones. Since then, he has worked with the Naval Research Lab in Monterey, California as well as with private weather forecasting firms, and published multiple peer-reviewed articles. He has gained growing acclaim for his social media presence, where he was one of the first to predict Hurricane Harvey’s inordinate precipitation. The New York Times singled him out in an article called "How to Follow Hurricane Irma," and he’s become one of the most highly cited meteorologists in the field.

Ryan will speak to the impact global warming has had on these events, and the policy impacts damaging hurricanes like Harvey and Irma may have. We look forward to taking your questions on climate change, weather prediction, effects of emission reduction on tropical cyclones, and using science for a more resilient rebuilding.

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