- Online and at National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC 20418 USA
- December 8, 2022
- Thursday, 11:00AM to 16:00PM
- Start at 17:00PM CET time
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Exploring the Geographical Dimensions of Extreme Climate Change
Thursday, 11:00AM to 16:00PM
December 8, 2022
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) will host the hybrid event “Cascading Failures, Compounding Risks, and Social Instability: Exploring the Geographical Dimensions of Extreme Climate Change” in Washington DC, where Nina von Uexkull will participate as a panellist.
Droughts, storms, floods, wildfires, heatwaves, and similar weather-related events have been increasing in recent years. These billion dollar disasters are expected to continue to increase over the next few decades due to climate change, putting stress on infrastructure, institutions, communities, and people. Predictions of future climate change are critical to preparing for impacts. Most planning for future impacts has been based on middle and lower-end predictions from earth system models, but impacts and implications for society could be much worse under extreme climate change scenarios.
This meeting of the Geographical and Geospatial Sciences Committee will address the implications of these scenarios and the role of novel geospatial data sources and analytics to improve understanding for basic research, policy, and responses. The event will be divided in three thematic sessions:
- Extreme Climate Change Scenarios
- Social Vulnerability and Infrastructure Concerns under Extreme Climate Change
- Security Concerns under Extreme Climate Change
Nina von Uexkull, Associate Professor at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research and part of the Food Security research theme within Mistra Geopolitics, will be one of the panellists during the session on Security Concerns under Extreme Climate Change.
The event is open for registration of participants, both in Washington DC and online. More information on the agenda and other panellists can be found on the event page.