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    Book Discussion on The Mercy of the Sky

    Holly Bailey talked about her book The Mercy of the Sky: The Story of a Tornado, in which she recalls a tornado that struck her hometown, Moore, Oklahoma, on May 20, 2013. The storm, the…

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and telephone lines were open for viewer calls on the question: “Is severe weather due to natural or man-made causes?” Jon Seidel also joined by phone…

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    President Obama Remarks at the National Hurricane Center

    President Obama spoke to reporters about recent flooding in Texas and climate change following a briefing on the annual hurricane season at the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

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    Drought and the U.S. Economy

    Jim Tankersley talked about the potential effects of the lack of rain and high temperatures in Western states on the overall U.S. economy, including the agriculture industry and the…

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    Panel Discussion on Climate Change and Superstorms

    Kim Cross talked about her book, What Stands in a Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South’s Tornado Alley. She was joined by climatologist Jerry Stenger and…

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    Newsreel on 1967 Chicago Blizzard

    This film is a portion of a January 31, 1967, newsreel depicting the “worst blizzard to hit Chicago in 18 years.”

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    Climate Science

    A group of scientists talked about climate change and the current state of knowledge in climate science. They used slides as they discussed the increasing number of Category 4…

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    Extreme Weather Preparedness

    Witnesses testified on the impact at the federal and state level of extreme weather conditions that many parts of the country were experiencing. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    Typhoon Haiyan Response

    Witnesses testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs on the U.S. response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. They said the U.S.…

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    Severe Weather Forecasting

    Gerry Bell talked about the role and mission of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as well as how the agency tracked and forecast weather and the release of their…

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    Weather Forecasting and Public-Private Partnerships

    Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker spoke with reporters about the public-private partnership in weather forecasting following a tour of the National…

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    Weather Forecasting

    The House Science Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing examining ways to improve weather forecasting by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Panelists included…

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    Windstorm Damage Mitigation Efforts

    Experts on wind, structural safety, and civil and coastal engineering testified on efforts to mitigate damage from wind hazards, including tornadoes, hurricanes, and derechos.

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    Hurricane Season Forecast

    Kathryn Sullivan announced the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for the hurricane season outlook. The agency predicted an “above normal and possibly active…

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    Weather Forecasting

    Weather experts testified on U.S. weather forecasting models, and how they compared with similar international programs. They agreed that despite substantial improvements through the…

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    White House Briefing with Jay Carney

    Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions. Among the topics he addressed was IRS scrutiny of conservative non-profit organizations, and to what extent White House officials,…

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    2013 National Drought Outlook

    Weather officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Agriculture Department, and the U.S. Forest Service gave a summer outlook on drought conditions and…

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    Aerial Drone Use for Science and Nature

    The head of the World Wildlife Fund described unmanned aerial drones as a vital tool in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade. Carter Roberts said the technology makes it…

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    Impact of Extreme Weather on Agriculture

    A climate scientists, an economist, and ranchers and farmers testified on the effects of extreme weather on agriculture.

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    Impact of Drought on Food Prices

    Hubert Hamer and Charles Abbott talked about the effect of ongoing drought on the nation’s economy. They discussed the agricultural sector, food prices and production, imports…

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