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‘Hurricanes and North Carolina: A Stormy Future’ with Greg Fishel & severe weather expert Kerry Emanuel
April 16, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
WRAL-TV and Capital Broadcasting Company are sponsoring a presentation titled “Hurricanes and North Carolina: A Stormy Future” featuring WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel and renowned severe weather expert Kerry Emanuel.
The event is Thursday, April 16, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. WRAL.com will also live stream the event and host a live chat.
Emanuel is the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. One of the world’s leading authorities on severe weather, his research interests focus on tropical meteorology and climate with a specialty in hurricane physics. Emanuel’s writings include the books “Divine Wind: The History and Science of Hurricanes” and “What We Know about Climate Change.” He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and in 2006 was included in Time Magazine’s “100 People who Shape Our World.”
The presentation and interview is the first in a new series, “The Nature of Science: A Town Hall with Greg Fishel,” designed to provide in-depth discussions with prominent scientists as they explore the major scientific issues of our time. The series is inspired by Albert Einstein’s view that, “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.”
Audience and viewer participation will be encouraged. The program includes a question-and-answer session, and live-stream viewers may ask questions on the WRAL.com live chat or on Twitter using the hashtag #ofishelquest.
Introductions will be given by Jim Goodmon, president and CEO of Capitol Broadcasting Company Inc., and museum Director Emlyn Koster.
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