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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Alun Hubbard on the 50- to 150-year storms hitting Aberystwyth, Wales

by Peter Sinclair, "This Is Not Cool," Yale Forum, February 25, 2014

I first interviewed Dr. Alun Hubbard on the edge of the Watson River in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland last summer.  His vivid language and lucid storytelling made that video on of the most popular in the Yale Series (see below).

Both Dr. Hubbard, and my Dark Snow Project cohort, Sara Penrhyn Jones, live in the tiny village of Aberystwyth, on the coast of Wales, and teach at the local university. I skyped with Alun a week or so ago in the midst of the storms hammering the area. Shortly after that he wrote me to explain that his roof had just blown off in hurricane force winds.

Sara was kind enough to shoot some video of the surf pounding the area, although not at the height of the storms, and she caught up with Hubbard long enough for a colorful and well-informed take on a seminal weather event.

I’ll cut together some of Alun's further remarks that did not make this video in the next day or so – see Hubbard’s Greenland interview below:

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