Adam Sobel's Non-Academic Publications



Book

Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future, Harper Wave, 2014. (Popular science)

Op-Eds and other mainstream media pieces.

CNN, "The Inflation Reduction Act is a huge victory in this existential fight." August 13, 2022. By Adam Sobel.
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, "The Supreme Court's EPA decision heralds a broad assault on democracy." July 1, 2022. By Adam Sobel.
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, "COP 26 highlights an infuriating, depressing, miserable situation. And yet..." November 18, 2021. By Adam Sobel.
CNN, "Climate scientist: this is a dystopian moment." September 2, 2021. By Adam Sobel.
New York Times, "Storm could be among the strongest to hit Louisiana since the 1850s, governor warns". August 28, 201. By Henry Fountain, Adam Sobel, and Eduardo Medina.
New York Times, "The approaching storm brings the risk of inland flooding." August 21, 2021. By Adam Sobel.
New York Times, "Henri is unlikely to be another superstorm Sandy. Here's why." August 21, 2021. By Adam Sobel.
New York Times, "Henri's path is becoming clearer as the storm approaches the U.S.", August 20, 2021. By Adam Sobel.
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, "Big Oil's lies about climate change --- a climate scientist's take." July 9, 2021. By Adam Sobel.
Making the transition to a green economy: what is our responsibility as citizens? Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 77:2, 67-69, DOI: 10.1080/00963402.2021.188582. March 18, 2021. By Adam Sobel.
Columbia News in Brief, "Revitalize the Sciences." January 21, 2021. By Adam Sobel.
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists,"Riots in the Capitol. Is this who we are?" January 8, 2021. By Adam Sobel.
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, "What science and democracy have in common: us, hopefully." October 14, 2020. By Adam Sobel.
CNN, "Our focus has to be on the victims of hurricane Laura." August 28, 2020. By Adam Sobel.
New York Times,"Did the storm live up to the fearsome forecasts?" August 27, 2020. By Adam Sobel (entry in Live Updates).
New York Times,"Does global warming create more hurricanes in the Atlantic?" August 25, 2020. By Adam Sobel (entry in Live Updates).
New York Times, "Isaias has tended to fluctuate, and so have the forecasts." August 3, 2020. By Adam Sobel (entry in Live Updates).
New York Times,"5 Hurricane response lessons that apply to coronavirus". March 19, 2020. By Adam Sobel.
New York Times, "The best scientific explanation: Bad trends plus bad luck." October 29, 2019. By Adam Sobel (entry in Live Updates by Thomas Fuller and Tim Arango, scroll down for my bit).
New York Times, "Are wildfires caused by utilities or climate change? Yes" October 23, 2019. By Adam Sobel, in the Times' California Today Newsletter, by Jill Cowan.
New York Times, "Are Clues to the Coming Winter Blowing in the Autumn Wind?" October 18, 2019. By Adam Sobel.
New York Times, "What will turn Hurricane Dorian? How wide is the eye? Your questions answered." September 3, 2019. By Adam Sobel.
New York Times, "A storm expert's view: Dorian's damage remains impossible to predict." September 1, 2019. By Adam Sobel.
CNN,"Scientist: Why do so many Americans ask me about nuking a hurricane?" August 26, 2019. By Adam Sobel.
CNN, "Climate scientists aren't in it for the money but the truth." November 27, 2018. By Adam Sobel.
CNN, "Who really paid to protect us from Florence." September 16, 2018. By Adam Sobel and Sean Solomon.
CNN, "Are we ready for Hurricane Irma?" September 7, 2017. By Adam Sobel.
Fortune, "Climate change didn't cause Hurricane Harvey, but it made it worse." August 29, 2017. By Suzana Camargo and Adam Sobel.
CNN, "Why Harvey's devastation is so severe." August 28, 2017. By Adam Sobel.
New York Times, "Where are the hurricanes?" July 15, 2016. By Adam Sobel.
Washington Post,"Links between climate change and extreme weather are increasingly clear and present." March 11, 2016. By Adam Sobel.
The Conversation, "Why are hurricanes forming in January?" January 21, 2016. By Adam Sobel.
CNN, "Why the freakishly warm December?" December 30, 2015. By Adam Sobel.
Times of India, "What Mumbai needs to learn from superstorm Sandy." December 2, 2015. By Adam Sobel.
CNN, "Patricia shows need for better hurricane forecasting." October 24, 2015. By Adam Sobel.
WXshift, "Joaquin? There's no perfect forecast, so stay tuned." September 30, 2015. By Adam Sobel.
CNN, "Did climate change cause California drought?" April 8, 2015. By Adam Sobel.
CNN, "Wrong but right about winter storm." January 27, 2015. By Adam Sobel.
Los Angeles Times, "Flood, drought risks must be managed, with or without climate change." December 18, 2014. By Adam Sobel and Richard Seager.
Salon, "Forget the 'polar vortex' backlash: How I learned to love an overused media buzzword." Nov. 22, 2014. by Adam Sobel.
CNN, "Is China climate deal the best we can get?" Nov. 18, 2014. by Adam Sobel.
CNN, "Record cold doesn't disprove global warming." Jan. 7, 2014. by Adam Sobel.
Los Angeles Times, "Monitoring a climate epidemic." Nov. 15, 2013. By Adam Sobel and Naomi Oreskes.
CNN, "How deadly storms claim a bigger toll." Nov. 10, 2013. by Adam Sobel.
CNN, "What we didn't learn from Superstorm Sandy." Oct. 26, 2013. by Adam Sobel.