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Is climate change a factor in Hurricane Harvey? - Reading in the news Wed 30 Aug

Release Date 30 August 2017

National Weather Service forecast map shows heavy rain over Texas

Here is today's media report of coverage featuring the University of Reading.


Hurricane Harvey: Professor Nigel Arnell (Meteorology) was in the studio on the Victoria Derbyshire Show on BBC Two and the BBC News channel on Wednesday morning to discuss the impact of Hurricane Harvey on Texas and how big a role climate change may have played in its severity. Professor Richard Allan (Meteorology) was interviewed by ITV News for the evening news on Tuesday and also spoke to BBC Radio Wales on the same subject.

Ice cream science: Metro reports on research done in Japan showing people who ate ice cream for breakfast had increased reaction times. Reading doctoral researcher Katie Barfoot is quoted in the article on the limitations of the study.

Pros and cons of prosecco: The Telegraph Lifestyle column discusses evidence that warns prosecco may be bad for teeth, but balances it with a Reading study that shows it does improve circulation.

Other coverage

  • Get Reading profiles the latest Pride of Reading finalist in the Young Person of the Year category, which is sponsored by the University of Reading
  • Professor Sue Grimmond’s interview on BBC News Weather World, about how weather patterns differ in cities and how scientists can better predict urban weather, was repeated overnight on Tuesday


Pic credit: US National Weather Service

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