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Public Lecture: The reality of climate change: increasing extreme weather hazards

Lecture led by Professor Hayley Fowler, Newcastle University, as part of Newcastle University's Insights Public Lecture Series

Date/Time: Tuesday 4 December, 17:30 - 18:45

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Evidence shows climate change poses serious risks to lives and livelihoods around the world, particularly from increases in extreme events, but what can we expect from future climate? Is the Paris Agreement enough? The lecture will explore changes to extreme rainfall and flooding around the world, drawing on local and international case studies and historical information to examine why we can expect more heatwaves, droughts and flooding events in the future, and how we can learn from the past.


Public lectures at Newcastle University are free and open to all. Our aim is to offer a programme that will inform, stimulate, entertain, and excite debate. 

Many of our speakers are leaders in their field and all have something of special interest to convey. Our lectures cover a wide range of disciplines and frequently include key contemporary issues, particularly those that affect our daily lives.

Any views expressed by speakers are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Newcastle University.