Can climate change impacts be inventoried? Dr Friederike Otto explores’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 Decision-Making Under Uncertainty session, in the Climate and the Environment Track. The theme for the Annual Meeting 2018 is Advancing Science: Discovery to Application, which aims to explore what new avenues for interaction between basic and applied research might be investigated, and how we can encourage broader participation from every sector and demographic to meet today’s needs and in the future.

In the Understanding Causality session speakers will discuss how extreme events can be attributed to climate change; how causality can be detected within the complex dynamics of ecosystems; and how the strength of causal inference can be quantified; addressing both the strengths and limitations of these emerging methods.

Dr Otto will explore how, with advances in attribution, an inventory of the impacts of overall climate change could now be possible, building on attribution studies of individual extreme events.

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Follow the event (Feb 15-19) on Twitter @AAASmeetings and Dr Otto @FrediOtto.

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