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UofT Centre for Climate Science and Engineering Lecture Series - Jan 2022

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Dr. Adam Sobel from Columbia University presents about Climate change and extreme weather events

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  • 5:00 - 5:10 pm: Attendee arrival
  • 5:10 - 5:50 pm: Presentation
  • 5:50 - 6:00pm: Q&A

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I will give a broad overview of what we know and don't know about how the greenhouse gas-driven warming of earth's climate is influencing the frequency, intensity and other properties of extreme weather events of various kinds: heat waves, extreme precipitation events, tropical cyclones, severe convection (including hail and tornadoes) and others. The nature and extent of that influence, as well as the degree to which we understand it, are highly dependent on which kind of event we are discussing. Our ability to do attribution studies, which quantify to what extent human influence was responsible for a given event, is thus similarly variable across event types. I will then focus in particular on tropical cyclones, and present some results from a research effort aimed at assessing the risk of tropical cyclone disasters.

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Adam Sobel is a professor at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Engineering School. He studies the dynamics of climate and weather, particularly in the tropics. In recent years he has become particularly focused on understanding the risks to society from extreme weather events and climate change. In recent years Sobel has received awards from the American Meteorological Society, the AXA Research Fund, and the American Geophysical Union. He is author or co-author of over 175 peer-reviewed scientific articles; a book, Storm Surge, about Hurricane Sandy; and numerous op-eds and articles in the mainstream media. He currently hosts a podcast, Deep Convection, featuring wide-ranging conversations with other climate scientists.

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ahs129@columbia.edu

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The University of Toronto Centre for Climate Science and Engineering (CSE) is a multi-disciplinary research and education centre that was established in 2019. At the CSE, we focus on the intersection of climate science, engineering, and policy. We aim to reduce and mitigate the impacts of climate change through research on energy, air quality, GHG emissions, building structures, and transportation.

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