PACE SCIENCE WEEK 2021 PUBLIC LECTURE
Climate Change as Seen from Space
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 5:30pm ET
Is it possible to connect the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events with climate change? How do space-based observations of Earth support the latest in climate science?
Extreme weather events are constantly in the news, from devastating wildfires to destructive hurricanes. These natural disasters have tremendous impacts on our lives and economy, causing billions of dollars in damages and hundreds of deaths every year. With the growing availability of data from space-based observations of Earth, researchers are now learning to identify when some classes of extreme events (such as heat waves, drought, coastal flooding, and intense precipitation) are caused or worsened by anthropogenic climate change.
Join us for a public lecture on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 5:30pm ET to hear from NASA Senior Climate Advisor Gavin Schmidt about Earth observations from space and their unique perspective on climate. During the lecture, he’ll explore the emerging science of extreme event attribution and what the next decade might hold