CCRUN Seminar Abstracts

CCRUN Green Infrastructure, Climate, and Cities Seminar Series

December 5, 2018 Speaker Abstracts

Dr. Horton’s presentation will focus on how small shifts in average conditions can lead to large changes in extreme event frequency, duration, and intensity. His  presentation will provide an overview of extreme events which include extreme heat, fires and droughts, heavy precipitation, sea level rise and coastal flooding, and hurricanes. He will highlight the emerging science behind these phenomena and how stakeholders can incorporate changing risks and tipping points into adaptation planning.

Most people experience climate change through extreme weather. Mr. Sublette’s presentation will review how we approach communicating the link between climate change and extreme weather to reach the public most effectively, providing examples based on recent high-impact events via Climate Central’s Climate Matters program.