Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis... Weather can be deadly especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain.In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data and how Washington plans to release it. He also digs deep into the lives of two scientists who revolutionized climate predictions, bringing warning systems to previously unimaginable levels of accuracy. One is Kathy Sullivan, a gifted scientist among the first women in space; the other, D.J. Patil, is a trickster-turned-mathematician and a political adviser.Most urgently, Lewis's narrative reveals the potential cost of putting a price tag on information with the potential to save lives, raising questions about balancing public service with profits in an ethically-...
|Title||:||The Coming Storm|
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|Number of Pages||:||60 pages|
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The Coming Storm Reviews
Very disappointing effort from a very good writer. This is little more than a political hack job, don't waste your time.
I mean, I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it really didn't come together at the end. I still use the NWS website daily so I can't figure out what the point was. It's a long podcast and interesting...some of the info is worthwhile.
It is appaling what Trump is doing to information collection in the federal government.
This book was about weather. Yeah it was about weather. I think.
Here's what I can tell you about this book:
1. There was a woman who was once an astronaut involved now in weather,
2. There's lots of statistics in understanding the weather that one guy tried to privatize, and
3. Michael Lewis clearly does not like Donald Trump.
These were lessons that were spoken of over and over again and ones I don't really care about.
Reading it felt a little bit like I'd imagine a cat would feel walking around ...more
ETA: Apparently, AccuWeather really, really doesn't like this book. See the comment thread to this review.
This Audible Original is a short work by Michael Lewis, who's written a lot of good non-fiction about economics and politics, including The Big Short and Boomerang, and yet another upcoming Trump book, The Fifth Risk.
The Coming Storm is partly about weather prediction and how the government is (and is not) dealing with it, but a lot of it is about the emerging field of data science, a term t ...more
I am in Lynchburg Virginia which is about 200 miles from the Atlantic. We along with much of the East Coast are waiting for hurricane Florence which is supposed to be coming ashore in about 48 hours. So when I saw this audible recording I thought it would be appropriate listening.
This short audio covered a lot of territory. Told the stories of several interesting people. It talked a lot about making sense of vast amounts of weather data that the US government has collected for a long time. Talke ...more
I was a big fan of Michael Lewis books, especially "The Big Short." Unfortunately, he has "written" an audio book which is no more than a political polemic designed to derail President Trump's nomination of Barry Myers -- a very good man and well qualified nominee -- to be administrator of NOAA.
How do I know? I'm retired from AccuWeather. I've known Barry since the late 80's.
Just about everything he writes about commercial meteorology is wrong. How wrong? Try this: http://www.mikesmithenterpris ...more
A short story about weather. Most interesting part is that Trump has installed private sector people to be responsible for the US weather data. The head of NOAH is trying to restrict open data use in order for AccuWeather to be the exclusive for-profit way of getting weather data.