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Was Hurricane Sandy New Storm Breed?

on December 3, 2012 - 9:39am

'Inside the Megastorm' takes viewers moment by moment through Hurricane Sandy, its impacts and the future of storm protection. Through first person accounts from those who survived, and from experts and scientists, 'Inside the Megastorm' gives scientific context to a new breed of storms. Courtesy/PBS

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Was Hurricane Sandy a freak combination of weather systems? Or are hurricanes increasing in intensity due to warming climate?

Learn more at this month's New Mexico PBS Science Café: “Inside the Megastorm.”

This Science Café will be held 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center, 4803 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque.

A segment of the new NOVA “Inside the Megastorm” will be shown followed by a discussion with a local scientist to learn about the role of global warming in hurricanes and extreme
weather.

Recent studies show that sea levels from North Carolina to Canada have been rising at three to four times the global average since 1950.

By definition, higher seas mean higher storm surges. This means that storms that might once have not caused a problem are getting more dangerous.

And huge storms, whether amplified by global warming or not, can go from destructive to catastrophic.

Admission to the SCIENCE CAFÉ is free, but a reservation is required. RSVP to Rose Poston, Community Outreach Coordinator, New Mexico PBS Education & Outreach Department, at (505) 277-2396 or rposton@newmexicopbs.org

Seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

New Mexico PBS Science Cafes are presented with support from Intel, Sandia National Labs/Lockheed Martin and UNM Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic
Development.

New Mexico PBS hosts a SCIENCE CAFÉ 12 or more times a year, at various locations. The concept is to show clips from an episode of NOVA, NOVA scienceNOW, the Online NewsHour Science Reports, NATURE, FRONTLINE or a comparable program, with an expert on that topic on hand to answer questions, and have an open discussion with the audience. Take part - or listen to the discussion swirling around you. It’s fun, it’s casual, it’s laid back ... The estimated number of attendees range from 50-80 people per Café.

Be more curious ... be more amazed ... have fun ... come to a New Mexico PBS Science Café. For more information call Rose Poston at (505) 277-2396.


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