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.

Watch replays and get the slides from the previous webinars. 

Extreme Weather: Climate Change Impact, Adaptation and Mitigation

Dr. Kevin Trenberth and Dr. Patricia Romero-Lankao discuss the intersection between science, politics and economics as they pertain to the impacts of climate change.  They explore 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.  This webinar was recorded on April 16, 20114.  View the slides on SlideShare.  The video replay will be published here shortly.

Attribution of Extreme Weather Events

According to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), in 2013, there were 7 weather and climate disaster events, killing 109 people and resulting in losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States.  In this webinar, recorded March 5, 2014, Dr. Anne Gold is joined by Dr. Stephanie Herring and Dr. Martin Hoerling from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration discuss the climate-related causes of extreme weather events.  View the slides on SlideShare. The video replay will be published here shortly.

Water in the West: Too Little or Too Much

Three hydrologists from the U.S. Geological Survey:  Dr. Jeff Writer, Dr. Brian Ebel and Sheila Murphy discuss the 2013 flood in Colorado, its affect on local watersheds, water storage and streamflow.

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.

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.