In recent years he has become particularly focused on understanding the risks to society from extreme weather events and climate change.
Sobel is author or co-author of over 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles; a book, Storm Surge (Harper-Collins), about Hurricane Sandy and climate change; and many op-eds and articles in the mainstream media, including the New York Times, CNN, Los Angeles Times, and others. He has received awards from the American Meteorological Society, the AXA Research Fund, and the American Geophysical Union. He currently hosts a podcast, Deep Convection, featuring wide-ranging conversations with other climate scientists.
Adam Sobel is a professor at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and its Engineering School. He studies the dynamics of climate and weather, particularly in the tropics.