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Claire B. Rubin has 39 years of experience as a researcher, consultant, and educator in the fields of emergency management and homeland security.
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Category Archives: Weather
From the WashPost: Hurricanes are menacing our economy. We have to invest in better prediction. To protect our communities and our nation’s economy, we must make smart investments that will advance our forecasts. This would provide actionable intelligence for officials … Continue reading
Extreme space weather hazardous to U.S. economy, national security While major geomagnetic storms are rare, with only a few recorded per century, there is significant potential for large-scale impacts when they do occur. Extreme space weather can be viewed as … Continue reading
According to the Weather Channel, although we are just starting the 5th month of this calendar year, the U.S. already has experienced its 6th billion dollar weather-related disaster. See: The U.S. Likely Just Experienced Its Sixth Billion-Dollar Weather Disaster of … Continue reading
U.S. disasters in first 3 months of 2017 cost record $5B. Given these facts, is this the right time to endure major cutbacks in federal funding regarding EPA, NOAA, FEMA and other agencies?
Here are two articles re a new report from NOAA: From Bloomberg News: Climate Disasters Cost U.S. $46 Billion as Flooding Leads List. Excerpt: Climate-based disasters caused $46 billion in damage and killed at least 138 in the 48 contiguous … Continue reading
Better Forecasts Ahead for Western Weather and Natural Disasters The launch of a new generation of weather satellites is expected to bring dramatic improvements in imagery and, eventually, more accurate prediction of storms and natural disasters.
Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters: Time Series