Climate Change and Missouri: Discussion with Author Don Corrigan

Don Corrigan of Webster University and the author of "Show Me . . . Nature's Wrath: Tornadoes, Floods, Ice Storms, And Other Natural Disasters" will join us for a presentation and discussion about climate change and its impact on Missouri. 

Don will also share his views on climate change reporting from the perspective of an environmentalist journalist.

From Don's book:
   
Enter the pages of "Show-Me... Nature's Wrath" and you will soon find yourself experiencing the horrors of destruction wrought by freak hail storms and fatal lightning bolts. This weather compendium is packed with tales of supercell tornadoes smashing into towns large and small - from as far back as 1880 and as recently as yesterday. Also included are the alternating calamities of drought and flood, as well as the blizzards and ice storms ushered into Missouri by winter's winds of Thor.

With prose accounts by journalist Don Corrigan, and with detailed photo illustrations and newspaper front pages recalling the worst that weather has to offer, "Show-Me... Nature's Wrath" is at once a historic chronicle of the forces of nature and a prized keepsake.

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  • Larry L

    Great presentation by Don. I really liked to hear him talking about his experiences talking to the public about the weather in rural Missouri.

    February 26, 2014

  • Brian E.

    Don Corrigan had a great presentation. This was a fun and informative event. Larry, thanks for inviting Don.

    February 24, 2014

  • David M.

    It was interesting and very informative.

    February 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Don, will this be a video presentation from your book? Would it be appropriate to bring my sixth-grade sons hi is very interested in weather, natural disasters, meteorology, etc.? We will be heading up 55 anyway from a visit with grandma… let me know as I will have him with me and I do want to attend.

    February 22, 2014

    • Larry L

      Elizabeth,
      I'm not sure what you mean by "video presentation". Don will have a slideshow about Missouri weather and how it's impacted by climate change. I'm sure it will be fine to bring your sixth grade sons - just understand that it is a bar and people will be drinking alcohol.

      February 22, 2014

  • Kathleen

    Hi, Larry! I'm going to post this as the Rationalist meetup - let me know if that's a problem. Sounds interesting!

    January 31, 2014

    • Larry L

      no problem at all Kathleen. You can always cross post our events.

      February 1, 2014

  • Johann N. B.

    I would attend, but will be in Europe.

    December 23, 2013

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