Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation, watch here: http://ow.ly/vRLB1
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (MDT)
Watch the live streaming webinar at 4:30 - 6:00pm MDT here: http://ow.ly/vRLB1
These two experts will discuss the intersection between science, politics and economics as they pertain to the impacts of climate change. They will also discuss adaptations and mitigations of the impacts of a changing climate - with examples from the US and abroad. This panel brings together the expertise of a physical scientist and a social scientist to summarize findings from the recently released IPCC working group reports.
Dr. Patricia Romero-Lankao is an interdisciplinary social scientist in National Center for Atmospheric Research's Research Applications Laboratory. She was a lead co-author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Working Group II contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), March 2014.
Dr. Romero-Lankao received a Ph.D. in regional development from the Autonomous Metropolitan University and a Ph.D. in agricultural sciences from the University of Bonn, Germany. She was recently featured with Dr. Michael Oppenheimer on PBS News Hour coverage of the IPCC report.
Dr. Kevin Trenberth is a Distinguished Senior Scientist in the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. From New Zealand, he obtained his Sc. D. in meteorology in 1972 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He was a lead author of the 1995, 2001 and 2007 Scientific Assessment of Climate Change reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize which went to the IPCC. He now chairs the Global Energy and Water Exchanges (GEWEX) scientific steering group.
Here are some of the questions we'll address:
- How can scientists forecast where extreme weather events will most likely occur, and the severity of their impact?
- What are communities and governments doing now to prepare for extreme weather events?
- What should change in their approach to adaptation and mitigation?
- What more can the scientific community do to prepare citizens for climate-related extreme weather?
- What are the greatest threats to vulnerable populations - those communities that are under-served (marginalized) and lacking resources to prepare or deal with extreme weather events?