Cornell Expert Quotes
Cornellians weigh in on current events in the news
“The need for assistance [in Puerto Rico] is now so dire it is impossible to ignore – to do so would precipitate a humanitarian disaster even greater than the one already in progress.”
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“Though somewhat indirectly, this morning’s magnitude 7.9 earthquake is related to subduction of the Pacific Plate beneath North America. The largest earthquakes we record are directly on the giant fault where one plate slides under the other, often called the Megathrust."