Webinars: Climate Conversations
This series explores the causes and effects of climate change on ecosystems, weather, policy, and communities.
Climate Conversations feature panel discussions broadcast as live streaming webinars from the University of Colorado Boulder campus with guest scientists and subject matter experts.
Attribution of Extreme Weather Events
March 5, 2014 4:30 - 6:00pm MT
The next free webinar will take place March 5, 2014. Join guest panelists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to explore the climate-related causes of extreme weather events. Register now!
The discussion will address the following questions:
- Are extreme weather events a result of a changing climate?
- How do scientists study individual extreme events?
- How do scientists attribute extreme weather as an event or a trend?
- Can a single event be attributed to climate change?
- Why is it important to understand the attribution of single events and trends?
Register here for the webinar.
Extreme Weather: Mitigation and Resiliency to Climate Change
April 16, 2014 4:30 - 6:00pm MT
Join us online for a discussion about mitigation of extreme weather events resulting from climate change. Gain understanding about how we can reduce the sources and causes of climate change. We’ll discuss solutions-based mitigation and the use of data to understand extreme weather and explore how communities can become more resilient to climate-related weather events. Our guest speakers are two internationally respected experts in the fields of climate science and natural hazards, Dr. Kathleen Tierney and Dr. Kevin Trenberth. Register for the free webinar now!
Questions the webinar will address:
- What are communities and governments doing now to prepare for extreme weather?
- What should change in their approach to climate change 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?
Register now to attend the free webinar.
Replays of Climate Conversations video webinars
Challenges to the Colorado River Basin
Water in the West: The Colorado River Basin, includes Doug Kenney, Ph.D. Director, Western Water Policy Program at University of Colorado Law School. Jeff Lukas, Senior Research Associate, Western Water Assessment, CIRES, University of Colorado Boulder.View a slideshow of this webinar
Water in the West: Too Little or Too Much
View a slideshow of this webinar
The Climate Conversations webinar series is sponsored by the Learn More About Climate initiative of the Office for University Outreach at the University of Colorado Boulder and
the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences.