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VIRTUAL TALK: “A Furious Sky: The Five Hundred Year History of America’s Hurricanes” with Eric Jay Dolin
August 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFREE
A FURIOUS SKY:
The Five-Hundred-Year History of America’s Hurricane
Each year, hurricanes menace North America from June through November. Each one is as powerful as 10,000 nuclear bombs. Each one, from the nameless storms that threatened Columbus’s New World voyages, to the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 which had the highest death toll of any natural disaster in American history, has a story. They also have heroes, such as Benjamin Franklin who made important discoveries about these megastorms and Benito Vines, a nineteenth-century Jesuit priest who devised innovative methods for predicting them. They’ve also changed the course of the world. In the late 1500s, hurricanes prevented Spain from expanding its holdings in North America; they also helped shift the tide of the American Revolution. For centuries, we’ve learned to survive and adapt to these “local disasters.” But as the planet continues to warm, their impact can be more far-ranging than we yet know.
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