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SFU ViPS Public Lecture: Adam Sobel (Columbia University) “Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change: Predictions and Responses”

SFU’s Institute for Values in Policy and Science (ViPS) and Urban Studies invites you to a public lecture and discussion addressing issues related to policy and the science of climate change: Dr. Adam Sobel (Columbia University), “Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change: Predictions and Responses.” Sobel’s recent book, Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future raises questions of how cities like New York ought to prepare for the extreme weather that current scientific models predict. Please circulate this invitation widely to interested researchers and associates.

When: Monday, March 16, 2015 @ 6:30pm

Where: SFU Harbour Centre, Segal Centre, Roomes 1400-1410

Please Note:  The event is free to the public but please register to help us to anticipate attendance.

Forecasts of Superstorm Sandy’s landfall on the northeastern US coast in the days before enabled many life-saving preparations. How can science-based warnings about disasters to come in the less immediate future, like the coastal flooding predicted by human-induced climate change, spur investment in infrastructure before disaster strikes?

Adam Sobel is Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and of Earth and Environmental Science at Columbia University.
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ViPS:

Fostering conversations about the social and environmental impact of recent developments in science.

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