Climate Conversations: Extreme Events


September 15, 2021 1:00 PM - September 15, 2021 2:00 PM

As a result of climate change, extreme events such as floods, wildfires, storms, and heat waves are already becoming more dangerous and destructive. Marshall Shepherd (University of Georgia) will moderate a conversation with Craig Fugate (former FEMA Administrator) and Marissa Aho (Washington State Department of Natural Resources) about the connections between climate change and extreme events, and about how communities and governments at different scales can plan for and become more resilient to the risks from extreme events today and into the future. Learn more about the participants on the event page


The conversation will be webcast on the Climate Conversations: Extreme Events webpage on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 3-4 pm ET.  Closed captioning will be provided. The conversation will include questions from the audience, and will be recorded and available to view on the page after the event.

Climate Conversations: Pathways to Action is a monthly webinar series from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that aims to convene high-level, cross-cutting, nonpartisan conversations about issues relevant to national policy action on climate change.

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