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Stats + Stories: Observing Extreme Environmental Events

Dan Cooley is a Professor or Statistics at Colorado State University and is a past member and chair of the ASA's Advisory Committee on Climate Change Policy. Dr. Michael F. Wehner is a senior staff scientist in the Computational Research Division at the L
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WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

Stories about historic rain and flooding in the US Midwest, catastrophic wildfires in Australia, and massively destructive hurricanes in the Caribbean can make it seems as though the weather is out of control. It can also spawn arguments about how much of this is part of the normal ebb and flow of the earth’s life cycle, and how much of it is actually the result of a changing climate. This episode of Stats and Stories explores what it means to say we’re observing extreme environmental events. Rosemary Pennington is joined by regular panelists John Bailer, Chair of Miami University’s Statistics Department and Richard Campbell, former Chair of Media, Journalism and Film. Their guests are Colorado state university’s statistics professor Dan Cooley and Michael Wehner, Senior Staff Scientist in the computational research division at the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory. 

Stats and Stories is a partnership between Miami University's Departments of Statistics and Media, Journalism and Film and the American Statistical Association. You can follow us on Twitter or iTunes. If you'd like to share your thoughts on our program, send your e-mail to statsandstories@miamioh.edu and be sure to listen for future editions of Stats and Stories where we discuss the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics.    

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