Lectures in Climate Change, Volume 2


These presentations are first in a bi-weekly series sponsored by CCRUN, that is drawn from the recent book, Our Warming Planet: Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation, published by World Scientific. The series presents key adaptation topics including methods for impacts and adaptation assessment, impacts on sectors, effects on different regions and countries, and adaptation policy and practice. The lecture series is for students, teachers, and interested researchers and colleagues around the world to be better able to understand various aspects of climate change.

The webinar series will follow the presentations on various topics on climate change by their authors, and allow a dialogue between experts in the field and people interested in gaining deeper knowledge in a broad array of topics in climate change impacts and adaptation.

The book, containing most of the material in this webinar series, can be purchased as an e-book, soft cover, or hard cover copy at the World Scientific Publishing website.

Webinars will take place bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 10:00–11:30AM. The full schedule can be found here..

Book Launch – Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation: Our Warming Planet (Vol 2)

February 16, 2022

Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, Dr. Martin Parry, Dr. David Rind, and Manishka De Mel

Lecture 1 – The “Climate Change” in “Climate Change Impacts”

March 2, 2022

Dr. David Rind

Lecture 2 – Assessing Impacts and Adaptation

March 2, 2022

Dr. Timothy R. Carter

Lecture 3 – Going to Extremes: From Risk to Resilience

March 16, 2022

Roger S. Pulwarty

Lecture 4 – Downscaling Climate Information

March 16, 2022

Linda Mearns

Lecture 5 – Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change

March 30, 2022

Feisal Rahman and Saleemul Huq

Lecture 6 – Impacts of Climate Change on Biodiversity: The Role of Nature-based Solutions

March 30, 2022

Pam Berry

Lecture 7: The Consequences of Sea Level Rise for Coastal Regions

April 13, 2022

Robert Nicholls

Lecture 8: Climate Change and the Future of Water

April 13, 2022

Joseph Alcamo

Lecture 9: Impacts and Adaptation at the Climate Risk Frontier

April 27, 2022

William Travis

Lecture 10: On the Frontline – Climate Impacts and Responses in the Pacific Islands

May 11, 2022

John Hay

Lecture 11: The Global-Scale Impacts of Climate Change

May 11, 2022

Nigel Arnell

Lecture 12: Caribbean Coasts: Challenges, Threats, and the Pursuit of Solutions Under a Changing Climate

May 25, 2022

Leonard Nurs

Lecture 13: Climate Change Impacts in Africa and the Role of Urbanization and Youth  

May 25, 2022

Coleen Vogel and Gina Ziervogel

Lecture 14: Cities and Climate Change

June 8, 2022

Cynthia Rosenzweig

Lecture 15: Climate Change and Natural Disasters in Japan

June 22, 2022

Nobuo Mimura and Yasuaki Hijoka

Lecture 16:  Climate Risks to The United States and Its Security Interests 

June 22, 2022

Joel Smith

Lecture 17: Climate Risks in a Biodiversity Hotspots

July 6, 2022

Guy Midgley


Lecture 18: A Risk Management Approach to Climate Change – Examples from IPCC Assessments 

August 3, 2022

Gary Yohe 

Lecture 19: Cross- sectoral Climate Change Impacts in the UK 

September 7, 2022

Paula Harrison

Lecture 20: Using Climate Science to Prepare for Disasters: Early-warning, Early Action, Forecast-based financing

September 21, 2022

Irene Amuron

Lecture 21: The Amazon Forest and Climate Change: A Sustainable Pathway to Avoid a Tipping Point 

October 5, 2022

Carlos Nobre and Ailton Fabricio-Neto

Lecture 22: Documenting the Uptake of Adaptation Knowledge at the Global Level 

October 19, 2022

Ying Wang, Maarten Kappelle, Jian Liu

Lecture 23: Adaptation to Climate Change and Our Warming Planet Panel Discussion

November 2, 2022

Lecture 23:Thea Dickinson and Ian Burton
Our Warming Planet Panel Discussion: Joel Smith, Gary Yohe, Joe Alcamo, Nigel Arnell, Pam Berry, Tim Carter