Opinion: Wariness arrives with hurricane season

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  • Hurricane Michael razed farmland across south Georgia in October. (Courtesy of Georgia Department of Agriculture) Hurricane Michael razed farmland across south Georgia in October. (Courtesy of Georgia Department of Agriculture)
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During Hurricane Season – which opened June 1 – coastal folks watch the waters off the African coast. Hot, dry air from the Sahara Desert mingles with the moist, cooler air from southern Africa to make mischief. This union of competing currents spawns hurricanes....Kim Cobb, a Georgia Tech professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, isn’t exactly sunny about the future but seems unwilling to give up. She argues the state should form a task force and appoint what amounts to a Hurricane Czar, similar to Florida’s first Chief Resilience Officer. Cobb’s task force would include climate scientists and other experts. “The lessons from Irma and Michael are still fresh, and should inform near-term priorities,” she said. “But the real risks far exceed recent events.”

 

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  • Created By: A. Maureen Rouhi
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jun 13, 2019 - 10:28am
  • Last Updated: Jun 13, 2019 - 10:28am