School of Engineering

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The reality of climate change: increasing extreme weather hazards

Speaker: Prof Hayley Fowler (Newcastle University)

Date/Time: Tuesday 4 December 2018; 17:30-18:45

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building

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.