Adam Sobel

Adam Sobel appears in the following:

Global Warming's Role in Hurricane Harvey

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

A discussion with a climate scientist about Hurricane Harvey on what can and can't be attributed to global warming. 


Bringing Food Trucks into the Open

Friday, May 01, 2015

The number of mobile food permits in NYC was capped years ago, so getting permits requires a shadowy system. WNYC's Ilya Marritz and two industry players talk about reforming the system.

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Was Climate Change Responsible for Hurricane Sandy?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Atmospheric scientist and Columbia University professor Adam Sobel discusses whether Hurricane Sandy was a freak event or a harbinger of things to come.

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Blizzard "Nemo" Update

Friday, February 08, 2013

Significant snow is expected in our area between today and tomorrow. We get updates from:

  • WNYC's Richard Hake with expected forecast in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut.
  • Adam Sobel, professor of Climate and Atmospheric Science at Columbia University, on why forecasts have been so different, what makes a blizzard a blizzard, and why this storm has a name.
  • Jerome Hauer, commissioner of the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, on how the state is planning in advance of the worst of the storm.
  • MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan on how public transit could be affected by the snow, and what to expect on commuter rail.

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Please Explain: Predicting the Weather

Friday, November 02, 2012

For Please Explain we’re looking at how experts predict the weather—and storms like Hurricane Sandy—and how improving technology is making the science more precise. Dr. Robert Gall, Development Manager of the Hurricane Forecast Improvement Program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Dr. Adam Sobel, Professor in the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University.

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After Sandy

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Experts, reporters and listeners weigh in on the damage from the storm.  Plus, live coverage of briefings from Gov. Christie, Mayor Bloomberg and Gov. Cuomo.

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Special Coverage: Hurricane Sandy

Monday, October 29, 2012

WNYC news host and reporter Richard Hake and NJPR host David Furst join Brian for the latest news on the storm, with WNYC reporters and other guests, including live coverage of Gov. Cuomo's and Mayor Bloomberg's press conferences.  Plus, your calls.

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Hurricane Sandy Alert

Friday, October 26, 2012

Adam Sobel, professor of Climate and Atmospheric Science at Columbia University, talks about the approaching storm.


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Web Bonus: Light of Spring

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Kurt Andersen asks meteorologist Adam Sobel and landscape painter April Gornik what makes spring so special. Webcast only at