Monthly Archives: February 2018

How do population dynamics affect impact of heat extremes?

Posted on 27th February 2018

Understanding how continuing increases in global mean temperature will exacerbate societal exposure to extreme weather events is a question of profound importance. Following the signing of the Paris Agreement in December 2015, a targeted focus has emerged within the scientific community to better understand how changes to the global climate system will evolve in response […]

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Flood project stakeholder workshop to take place in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Posted on 26th February 2018’s Professor David Wallom and Dr Sarah Sparrow are visiting Dhaka, Bangladesh, this March for a stakeholder workshop around the REBuILD project (Risk Evaluation of Brahmaputra Inundations for Loss and Damage). During this stakeholder workshop, participants will share their opinions and insights on how extreme event risk assessments could be further developed for comprehensive risk […]

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Paper presents tool for assessing risk of hydro-meteorological extremes in UK

Posted on 19th February 2018

Extreme weather events such as droughts and heavy precipitation can have large impacts on society and the economy, so ensuring that society is well prepared to face such events will have multiple benefits. Anthropogenic climate change is expected to have an impact on these types of events: warm temperature extremes and heavy precipitation extremes have […]

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Can climate change impacts be inventoried? Dr Friederike Otto explores

Posted on 1st February 2018’s Dr Friederike Otto will be talking on extreme event attribution at the AAAS Annual Meeting (American Association for the Advancement of Science) in Austin, Texas, this February. Her talk – Extreme Event Attribution: Towards an Inventory of the Climate Change Impacts – on Sunday 18th February, is part of the Understanding Causality to Inform […]

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