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By Luis E. Ramos Guadalupe,Oswaldo Garcia

Before Doppler radar and broadcast climate stories, Spanish-born Benito Viñes (1837–1893) spent a long time gazing the skies at Belen Observatory in colonial Cuba, usually issuing climate stories and forecasts to neighborhood newspapers. And earlier than hurricane trackers and emergency signals, Viñes made it his challenge to coach the general public what he used to be studying concerning the climate. He constructed the 1st community of climate statement stations within the Caribbean, and his study laid the foundation for the typhoon caution structures we use this present day. His occasionally eerily actual typhoon forecasts helped store many lives—earning him the nickname “the typhoon Priest.”

Father Benito Viñes is an interesting examine the lifetime of a guy who labored at the leading edge of climate technological know-how whereas nonetheless final dedicated to his non secular existence. It explores Viñes as either pioneer within the examine of tropical meteorology and a colonial Jesuit priest. With notes that positioned his lifestyles into smooth context, this e-book places a far deserved highlight on a determine who performed an important position in making our lives safer.

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