Sunday, 21 February 2016

Climate change: 'Extreme Weather and You' >>> >>> >>> public event on extreme weather and climate science @ Exeter University >>> Saturday 5th March

The Climate Week next month kicks off with a session on extreme weather from Dr Ewan Woodley - who gave a talk in Sidmouth last year:
Futures Forum: Climate Week in Sidmouth: "Extreme Weather: how we manage risks" >>> Cafe Scientifique with Dr Ewan Woodley from the University of Exeter >>> Tuesday 8th March

Ewan and his colleagues at the University of Exeter will be holding a whole day looking at extreme weather the weekend before: not only will there be some great speakers lined up for the day, including Helen Czerski (BBC presenter) and Dame Julia Slingo, Chief Scientist at the Met Office - but there will be art and music and other activities during the event.

Here is the website for the day:


And here is the full programme:

Extreme Weather and You

A public event on extreme weather and climate science

A Research Services research event
Date5 March 2016
Time11:00 to 21:30
PlaceForum Alumni Auditorium LT
University of Exeter Streatham Campus
Extreme Weather Event is a new kind of event offering you a unique opportunity to get the story straight from the scientists, and to put your experience of extreme weather here in Devon at the heart of the debate.

Who should attend?

This is a public event for everyone to attend. Please note; the evening session is ticketed.

What is the event about?

The winter of 2013/14 saw devastating floods and storms in Devon. This winter other parts of the country have shared in the misery.
With so many people flooded and so much damage to infrastructure, the question arises: how do we live with extreme weather events? And how will our future look?
Extreme Weather Event is a new kind of event offering you a unique opportunity to get the story straight from the scientists, and to put your experience of extreme weather here in Devon at the heart of the debate.
The day is split into two parts:

Extreme Weather and You (11.00 - 17.00)

This is a whole day of talks and workshops with a variety of family-based activities which are free to attend.
In our workshops you can discuss your experience of extreme weather, and engage directly with those researching extreme weather and climate change in Exeter.
Our talks will explain the scientific state of knowledge, complemented by a wide range of scientific activities for the whole family. 

A question of extremes, including Climate Change Question Time (19.00 - 21.30)

Our ticketed evening event is a great opportunity to hear one of Britain's best-loved science broadcasters and an expert guest presenter; Helen Czerski, science broadcaster, and Dr Peter Stott, of the Met Office.
See below for more details.

Programme - daytime

11.00 - 17.00Forum Street (mezzanine) 
An interactive science fair for all ages including activities for the whole family. The fair will introduce you to ideas about weather and climate.
Build your own rain gauge and start making your own weather observations!
11.00 - 17.00Seminar Rooms 
Our experienced Double Elephant workshop leaders invited you to create your own original prints, reflecting your thoughts on climate change and your own weather experiences.
11.00Seminar Room 8Professor Richard BettsHow will climate change impact our world?
11.00Seminar Room 10Dr Ewan Woodley andProfessor Stewart BarrThe Crediton Project: how one local community talks about climate change.
12.00Seminar Room 8Professor Liz BentleyHow do we talk about extreme weather?
12.00Seminar Room 10Dr Robert Dunn and colleaguesA day in the life of the Met Office
14.00Seminar Room 8Dr Ewan WoodleyClimate change conversations in our local communities
14.00Seminar Room 10Dr Matt HawcroftStorms and severe weather
15.00Seminar Room 8Professor Mat CollinsEl NiƱo and our local weather
15.00Seminar Room 10Dr Ewan Woodley and colleaguesHow do we act on climate change?
16.00Seminar Room 8Professor Stewart BarrWhy is climate change such a hotly debated topic?
16.00Seminar Room 10Dr Robert Dunn and colleaguesThe Met Office next generation: what's it like to be an early career scientist?

Programme - evening

19.00 - A question of extremes: how is our climate changing?
Helen Czerski and Dr Peter Stott will be exploring extreme weather, including the South West, and how it fits into a pattern of changing climate.
Helen and Peter will take you on an entertaining journey through the science of weather and climate, and show how there is much more to climate change than global warming.
Find out how the climate varies from a host of fascinating natural processes, and how science is making progress at helping all of us be more resilient to its unexpected impacts.
20.15 - Climate change question time
After Helen and Peter explore climate change and extreme weather you will be able to participate in a discussion on how climate and weather affects you and your community. This session will feature an expert panel:


The daytime events (11.00 - 17.00) are free for all to attend.
The evening event will be ticketed; please book through Exeter Phoenix.

About the organisers

The event is being organised by WAM, an initiative of the Royal Meteorological Society. You can read more at www.wamfest.co.uk, viaFacebook, or on Twitter @wamfestival.

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