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|
|Format Type||:||Audible Audio|
|Number of Pages||:||75 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Coming Storm Reviews
I got this audiobook for free as part of my $15/month Audible membership. (Free as in, it didn't use up a credit.) It's about 2.5 hours long.
There are a lot of really interesting things in this book regarding government data collection and weather data. I don't read enough books about data, especially considering how important it is to our society today. Especially now that I live in an area prone to tornados, I was especially interested in the tornado section.
I don't understand the people who ...more
Great, concise story about weather and data science. Some interesting backstory about the current administration. Had me taking baby steps by deleting Accuweather from my phone. Worth a listen. Lewis always has the best information about topics. Recommended.
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.
The most relevant audiobook of the year.
The unsung heroes at NOAA will likely save you life someday (soon).
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As an economist and a data analytics professional, I loved this book. It highlighted the role of data and how important it is to use the data to increase our knowledge and to improve our decisions. It is sad to see how this administration is destroying one true national wealth.
At this very moment there is a hurricane heading towards me and it occurs to me that maybe this was not the best time to read this book. While very short, it's very much worth your while. I only wish it was 5 times as long.
This isn't a book about climate change or the growing threat of severe weather. It's much more about how weather predictions have changed and the massive troves of data NOAA gathers. It's also a quiet indictment of the current administration and the many opportunities they've ...more
Short Audible Original. Looks like he was trying to set up Moneyball for Weather but just didn't have enough material. Interesting story nonertheless about the importance of data in improving weather forecasts. The good guys are intrepid NOAA administrators and data scientist DJ Patil. The bad guys are Barry Myers, nominated by Trump to head NOAA and who wants to put weather data behind a paywall (he is the current head of Accuweather).
This short account of how data helps us, and is kept from us, was riveting. Weather data has long been collected by NOAA, and paid for with our tax dollars. Some entrepreneurial types created a way to sell this data back to American consumers via weather apps and websites. Shockingly, they also found ways to make sure that the free government data was buried and in many cases, NOAA and other entities were prohibited from sharing this data. Weather can kill - tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes and ...more