215 pages, Illus, tabs
Examines how the news media interpreted and dramatised El Nino and the reactions of both the public and decision-makers; the scientific issues emerging from the event; and its social and economic consequences.
"The title of this work reflects its focus on the media's coverage of the 'event' that was El Nino. Highlighting the 14 months when it became a nationally known news story, the book explores both meteorological topics (causes, forecasting, relation to global warming) and socioeconomic perspectives (storm damage, media hype, energy production and use). This is an accessible work that will appeal to students, professors, policy-makers, and weather enthusiasts."--Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
"El Nino 1997-1998 provides a refreshing and interesting examination of the results and the perception of weather and weather forecasting." -- Randy Cerveny, Weatherwise, Jan/Feb 2001
"Multidisciplinary books, such as this one, which not only attempt a broad approach but also reach a wide audience, must be encouraged. I enjoyed the book. . .and would recommend it for undergraduate course work. It is a good example to the new generation of scientists that they must acknowle
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