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Distinguished Speakers Program: Christopher Field
5 December 2013
In its 2012 Special Report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded that "A changing climate leads to changes in the frequency, intensity, spatial extent, duration, and timing of extreme weather and climate events, and can result in unprecedented extreme weather and climate events." Existing data indicate increases over the last 50 years in several kinds of climate extremes. Climate models project continuing changes in these extremes. For the future, the recognition that climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and sustainable development are all aspects of the same grand challenge can open a wide range of important opportunities.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Professor Chris Field is the founding director of the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology.
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