Human-driven climate change is causing a vast range of extreme weather events to become more frequent and intense – leading to disruptions in our lives and our livelihoods. The occurrence of an extreme event increasingly drives the question: “what role did climate change play in this event?” Now, through attribution science we can confidently answer this critical query.
Climate change attribution studies calculate the degree to which a specific extreme event was made more or less likely or, in some cases, more or less intense because of climate change. This short course is intended to brief broadcast meteorologists on the state of this rapidly evolving field, and to show that in many cases we can – and arguably should – connect the dots between extreme weather events and climate change.
Join members of the science and communications team at Climate Central and various experts in the field of attribution science for a conversation on the status of attribution science, impacts on society, and on the value and challenges of communicating about climate change and extreme weather.
|Registration close date for in person attendees:||June 16, 2023|
$20 for student members
$40 for members and non-members
In this half-day course, participants will leave with an improved understanding of attribution science and the link it establishes between weather, both extreme and ordinary, and climate change. A concrete takeaway for participants will be the introduction to attribution data tools designed to enable science communicators to tell the climate stories important to their local communities.
Any person that fulfills the role of a trusted science communicator, be it a meteorologist, journalist, broadcaster, researcher, or educator, as well as a future science communicator, would be interested in this knowledge.
University of Washington Center for Health and the Global Environment
School of the Environment (SOE) at Washington State University Vancouver (WSUV)
NOAA, Climate Program Office
School of Sustainability, Arizona State University