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Academy Conversation: Natural Disasters, Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Join Academy scientists and guest panelists to discuss the impacts that climate change is having on today’s extreme weather events and natural disasters.

Wildfires in the Western U.S. are burning at an unprecedented scope and scale. Hurricanes are more frequent, and more destructive, than ever before. We can no longer pretend that climate change is something we need to start preparing for – the effects of climate change are here now, and science knows what’s going on. We are seeing the increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events play out in the ways that climate scientists have been warning us about since 1988. So, what happens next? 


  • Ezra Wood, PhD, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Drexel University
  • Beth Watson, PhD, Associate Professor, Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, Drexel University
  • Steve Mason, PhD Candidate, Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, Drexel University

Moderated by Roland Wall, Director, Patrick Center for Environmental Research.

This is a free, digital event. You will receive a Zoom link upon registration. 

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  • Everyone