Climate Change and Extreme Events: Science and Practice

Sun. 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Interlocken A/B

In March of this year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released "Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation," also known as the SREX Report. The report assesses the scientific literature on the relationship between climate change and extreme weather and climate events, as well as factors that contribute to the severity of the impacts of those events, such as social vulnerability. The report also outlines areas of scientific consensus and disagreement, identifies numerous knowledge gaps, and projects climate change impacts into the future, while emphasizing the importance of social and economic factors as drivers of disaster losses. In this session, a multidisciplinary panel will discuss highlights of the report and the implications of its findings for research, decision making, and practice.

Panelist Kathleen Tierney, Moderator
University of Colorado Natural Hazards Center


Panelist Lisa Dilling, Panelist
University of Colorado at Boulder


PanelistBill Travis, Panelist
University of Colorado at Boulder


PanelistBrad Udall, Panelist
CU-NOAA Western Water Assessment