VIDEO: Kevin Trenberth public lecture: Extreme weather and its links to climate change

VIDEO: Lecture by Kevin Trenberth on extreme weather and its links to climate change. Introduction by Robyn Williams of ABC's Science Show.

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science is sponsoring a free public lecture at UNSW from 6:30pm, Tuesday, October 16, 2012, by internationally recognised climate scientist Dr Kevin Trenberth

The lecture explores the links between extreme weather events and climate change by one of sciences leading voices who is actively exploring that connection.

With the summer Arctic ice reaching it’s lowest extent during the period of the satellite record in September of this year and a rash of extreme weather events causing billions of dollars damage throughout 2012, the links Dr Trenberth describes in this lecture are of growing importance.

In this public lecture, Dr Trenberth will explain why global warming is occurring and reveal how heating the planet has generated many different kinds of extreme weather events around the world.

As a climate scientist of 40 years, since receiving his degree in meteorology in 1972, Dr Trenberth brings a wealth of experience to the topic.

He is currently a Distinguished Senior Scientist in the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado and was a lead author of the 1995, 2001 and 2007 Scientific Assessment of Climate Change reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Dr Trenberth also served from 1999 to 2006 on the Joint Scientific Committee of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and chaired the WCRP Observation and Assimilation Panel from 2004 to 2010.  He now chairs the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) scientific steering group.

During his extensive career, he has published over 480 scientific articles or papers, including 47 books or book chapters and over 213 refereed journal articles and is widely regarded as one of the world leaders in his field.

There is only limited seating for this one-off Sydney lecture, so it is important to RSVP early to  if you want to be a part of the audience.



Time: 6:30pm sharp

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012.

Venue: Leighton Hall, The Scientia Building, University of NSW


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