The all-star panel comprising Monday’s special Town Hall Meeting on the 2017 hurricane season provided a riveting discussion of the science, communication, and impacts of Harvey, Irma, and Maria, highlighted by Ada Monzón’s emotional talk about the devastating effects Maria has had on Puerto Rico. The session created a buzz among #AMS2018 attendees.
Incredible, heartfelt presentation by @adamonzon at #AMS2018 about Hurricane Maria.
Like others, I wish politicians and the public could see it!
Weather science is one of the most under appreciated sciences even though we save thousands of lives.
— Mike Smith (@USWeatherExpert) January 8, 2018
..just watched my friend, colleague and AMS Fellow @adamonzon get rightfully emotional worried about the future of Puerto Rico. Her talk and photos about Maria were very hard to watch….These are fellow citizens…they need our thoughts and prayers and so much more #AMS2018
— Marshall Shepherd (@DrShepherd2013) January 8, 2018
Standing ovation for @adamonzon brought her to tears after her @ametsoc presentation, as she talked about the devastation in #PuertoRico from #HurricaneMaria. #AMS2018 pic.twitter.com/LYQqc3LFap
— Wes Rapaport (@wesrap) January 8, 2018
I skipped lunch today in order to attend the 2017 #Hurricane Season Review. What I was rewarded with was one of the most powerful and emotional moments of my career. Thank you @DrShepherd2013 @JohnMoralesNBC6 and @adamonzon in addition to the rest of the panel. #AMS2018
— Lena Dziechowski (@LenaWeather) January 8, 2018
I’ve never felt this way at a conference talk before. A standing ovation for the passionate talk by @adamonzon on #hurricanemaria in Puerto Rico. We must not forget the suffering of our fellow Americans, and keep advancing our science going forward! #AMS2018
— Joe Brodie (@JFBrodie) January 8, 2018
The most moving conference presentation I have ever seen; you perfectly blended science and humanity, and communicated both eloquently. Thank you for communicating the ongoing challenges in PR. (And perhaps someone listening today might help us get a new wx radar?!?!) #AMS2018
— Vix (@qwertyvix) January 8, 2018
The entire session has now been posted to the AMS YouTube channel, and you can also watch it below.