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Hurricane Harvey – Expert Reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on August 30th, 2017.

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the USA on August 26 as a category 4 storm, and has caused extensive flooding across Texas, leaving at least 11 people dead. The UK SMC gathered expert reaction to the storm, the first major hurricane of the US hurricane season. Please feel free to use these comments in your […]

Ebola becoming airborne – experts respond

Laura Goodall posted in on October 3rd, 2014.

Media coverage around the continuing Ebola outbreak has questioned whether or not the virus could in future change its mode of transmission to become airborne, though this is thought to be unlikely. The coverage follows news of the first imported case of Ebola in the United States, where a man from Liberia was admitted to a hospital […]

First case of Ebola in United States – experts respond

Laura Goodall posted in on October 2nd, 2014.

The first imported case of Ebola in the US has been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and authorities are monitoring at least five schoolchildren who came into contact with the patient after he became sick and infectious. The patient came to the United States from Liberia on 20 September aboard a commercial […]

NZ Herald:Global warming debate heats up

Peter Griffin posted in on April 12th, 2010.

Philip Duncan writes in the New Zealand Herald about a New York Times article which found that climate change/global warming scepticism is not unusual amongst television weather forecasters, despite many of them having meteorology degrees. An excerpt: (read in full here) “The New York Times article says that researchers at George Mason University and the […]

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