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Drought, Flood, Fire

6:00pm-7:00pm on Friday 26 March

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Chris Funk at the Cambridge Festival 2021

Every year, droughts, floods, and fires impact hundreds of millions of people and cause massive economic losses. Climate change is making these catastrophes more dangerous. Now. Not in the future: NOW. It is a verb (climate changing) not a noun. This talk discusses how and why climate change is already fomenting dire consequences and will certainly make climate disasters worse in the near future. But if we understand and face these hazards, we can often predict near-term weather extremes, and act to save lives and livelihoods. With up-to-date examples from the front lines of humanitarian Earth Science, Dr. Funk describes how early warning systems, based on satellites and climate models, can send detailed information into remote corners of the world, empowering the global south to respond. Accepting ‘climate changing’ opens the door to adaptation. There is a lot that we can do to help each other through the tough times ahead.

This event has been organised in collaboration with Cambridge University Press.

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Additional Information

Age: Adults
Timing: Live Stream, Available on Demand
Theme: Society, Health, Environment

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