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AMS Short Course on “Weird(er) Weather and a Changing Climate: Piecing Together the Puzzle”

25 June, 2013, Sheraton Music City, Nashville, TN

Course materials, if available, will be available on this page.
               
The course, one of a continuing series, is designed to increase broadcast meteorologists’ comfort level and familiarity with emerging questions from their on- and off-air audiences concerning possible relationships between weather anomalies and climate change. The public at large is increasingly wondering about possible connections between climate change/“global warming” and incidences and severity of storms, wild fires, drought, excessive heat waves, and flooding….and turning to broadcast meteorologists for authoritative and evidence-based information. The goal of the course is to provide sufficient background information on current and ongoing weather/climate research and to help meteorologists better address these issues and know where to turn for authoritative information on the subject. 

The course is designed to be highly interactive, with expert presentations from a range of world-class academic and federal agency climate and weather scientists. Opening and closing panel discussions are intended to specifically engage the audience of meteorologists in both a sharing and a learning exchange of questions and ideas.

Funded by Climate Central of Princeton, N.J., an independent, non-profit science research and
journalism organization, the course is being organized by Bud Ward, editor of The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media, who has conducted a highly regarded series of one-day climate science workshops for editors and broadcast meteorologists. (One example: The 2009 Short Course in Portland, Oregon.) 

he program sponsor will underwrite the AMS Short Course registration fee (with just $25 to be covered by the attendee) and will provide a light continental breakfast and a boxed lunch. Registration will be available on
a first-come, first-served basis until the registration deadline of 14 June OR until the course cap of 50 is reached. There will be no on-site registration and no refunds. Computers, laptops, and internet access will
not be available or required for this course.
 
For more information, please contact program organizer Bud Ward at wardbud@gmail.com (cell phone: 703-307-0150).

 

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