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Terra Verde - November 2, 2012 at 1:00pm

Terra Verde, for November 2, 2012 - 1:00pm

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Terra Verde - Science of Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events

Have you been wondering how to know whether an extreme weather event is caused by climate change? What does the science say? How is it possible to evaluate what you hear in the news? Terra Verde’s guests today have answers: Chris Field, Director of the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology, Professor at Stanford University, & Co-chair of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group II; Brenda Ekwurzel, Climate Scientist and Assistant Director of Climate Research and Analysis at the Union of Concerned Scientists; and Michael Wehner, Staff Scientist in the Computational Research Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory & Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 5th Assessment Report. Host: Adrienne Fitch-Frankel

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One important message that

One important message that there was not enough time to say is that the science of extreme weather in a changing climate is not yet settled. Although there is much we know, and likely enough to demand policy action, there is much we don't yet know. And that make for exciting science. So I encourage the young people who may have listened to this show to consider pursuing a career in climate change science, particularly extreme weather events. Opportunities in climate science, computer science and particularly statistics present themselves as very exciting areas of studies.

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