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Friederike Otto | Angry Weather – Identifying to What Extent Climate Change is Taking Its Toll

Monday, March 1, 2021 at 2:45pm

Virtual Event

Some consequences of a warming world, namely an increased likelihood of more heat and high precipitation extremes, have been known and predicted for a long time and are now seen across the globe. However, these consequences only hold on large scales and can be counteracted or amplified regionally (smaller scales) by changes in the atmospheric circulation - where and how weather systems develop - also due to human-induced climate change.

To understand how the risks of local extreme events are changing requires a holistic perspective combining these effects. Recent advances in the emerging science of event attribution provide the necessary basis on which to build the tools needed to assess such risks at the spatial scales people care most about. These attribution studies are starting to become the basis for legal claims, loss and damages assessments and social mobilisation.

Friederike Otto (University of Oxford) will present in the
2021 Perspectives on the Climate Change Challenge Seminar Series:

  • Most Mondays, Spring Semester 2021, 2:45-4:00pm
  • Available as a Zoom Webinar

This university-wide seminar series is open to the public, and provides important views on the critical issue of climate change, drawing from many perspectives and disciplines. Experts from Cornell University and beyond present an overview of the science of climate change and climate change models, the implications for agriculture, ecosystems, and food systems, and provide important economic, ethical, and policy insights on the issue. The seminar is being organized and sponsored by the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering and the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability.

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Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Sustainability




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Peter Hess


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University of Oxford

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