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Anthropogenic climate change and extreme weather events

February 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST


Anthropogenic climate change has increased the frequency and intensity of some extreme weather events in recent years (IPCC, 2012). This holds especially for heat and precipitation extremes, responsible for high economic and human losses in the last decade. With ongoing global warming this trend is expected to proceed. Examples are the European heat wave of 2003, which was the hottest summer in 500 years and resulted in more than 70.000 deaths, the Russian heat wave of 2010, the hottest summer since 1500 years, causing grain harvest losses of 30% and in the same year the worst flooding in Pakistan’s history were heavy rainfall affected the lives of 20 million people and caused nearly 3,000 deaths. This talk will present the current state of scientific knowledge on extreme Weather events and Climate Change.

Kai Kornhuber received his Ph.D. in Climate Physics from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Germany. Before joining Columbia University, Kai worked as a Postdoc at the Atmospheric Oceanic and Planetary Physics Department at the University of Oxford. His research is dedicated on Climate Change and Weather Extremes.

Bagels and coffee are available at a nominal fee.
Free and open to the public.
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February 19
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
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JCC Rockland
450 West Nyack Road
West Nyack, 10994
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Norm Cohen
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