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Local And Global Impacts of Extreme Weather

Monday, Nov 18, 2013

Local & Global Impacts of Extreme Weather: Controversial Predictions of the 5th IPCC Report

Sponsors: New SchoolSCEPA Economics of Climate Change project, Fritz Thyssen Foundation & the German Research Foundation

In September, the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published the first of four reports providing updates on the scientific community's knowledge of climate change and its effects. The report from the first Working Group, "Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis", strengthens the panel's degree of certainty that climate change is man-made and is the cause of melting ice, rising global sea levels and various forms of extreme weather. However, its language has proven controversial both to those who downplay or deny the report's claims and to those who think the conclusions are too conservative.

Date: Friday, November 18, 6 pm

Location: The New School, Wolff Conference Room, 6 East 16th Street Room 1103

Speakers:
Peter Schlosser, What Does the the 5th Assessment Report Tell Us?
Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University
Deputy Director and Director of Research, The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Robert Kopp, Local and Global Impacts of Extreme Weather
Assistant Professor, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University
Associate Director, Rutgers Energy Institute

Wolfram Schlenker, Effects of Weather Change on Agricultural, Food Production & the Developing World
Associate Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

RSVP: The New School

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