Climate Lecture: Loading the weather dice - the role of climate change in storms and floods - March 11th

The Environmental Protection Agency continues its popular climate change lecture series in 2015. The first lecture this year looks at role of climate change in recent storms including the violent storms of 2014.

The lecture by Professor Myles Allen, Oxford University, will take place in The Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 on Wednesday 11th March 2015.

Speaker: Professor Myles Allen

Event Time: 6.15 pm - 8.30 pm

Event Date: 11 March 2015

Location: The Round Room, Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Title: Loading the weather dice — the role of climate change in storms and floods

Chair: Dr. John Bowman

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Professor Allen will explore the role of human influence on climate in recent extreme weather events? This talk will present findings from the advanced distributed modelling of the storms in Ireland and UK in 2014 to show how it is possible to answer this question, although the answers might not always be what you might expect. Our emerging ability to quantify actual harm from past greenhouse gas emissions may have profound implications for countries, companies and even individuals.

Myles Allen is Professor of Geosystem Science in the Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment and Department of Physics, University of Oxford. His research focuses on how human and natural influences on climate contribute to observed climate change and extreme weather events. He founded climateprediction.net and weatherathome.org experiments, using volunteer computing for weather and climate research and in 2003 proposed the probability-based approach to the attribution of extreme weather events to climate change. He has been an author on 3rd, 4th and 5th Assessment Reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and in 2010 was awarded the Appleton Medal from the Institute of Physics.

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