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 Amuronhttps://youtu.be/O_1D3Hky_70

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

October 5, 2022

 Carlos Nobre and Ailton Fabricio-Netohttps://youtu.be/g2JK9iSu5SM

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

October 19, 2022

Ying Wang, Maarten Kappelle, Jian Liuhttps://youtu.be/EgheW7FXzpE

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

November 2, 2022

Lecture 23:Thea Dickinson and Ian BurtonOur Warming Planet Panel Discussion: Joel Smith, Gary Yohe, Joe Alcamo, Nigel Arnell, Pam Berry, Tim Carterhttps://youtu.be/NjqPM3WI1a8