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Climate Change and Societal Impacts

October 17, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Forum at Columbia University, 601 W. 125th St., New York, NY 10027 Auditorium

Climate Change and Societal Impacts: Where We've Been, Where We Are, and Where We Are Going

Summer 2023 saw unprecedented temperatures and weather events across the globe. July was the hottest month on record. Deadly heat waves, massive wildfires, and flooding impacted communities here in the United States and around the world. Severe weather is becoming increasingly commonplace, resulting in loss of life, economic damage, food shortages, and forced climate-related migration. On Tuesday, October 17, 2023, the Columbia Climate School invites you to join us for an important conversation about climate change, the drivers behind these and other worrying trends, and what it all means for our collective future. 

Please join us for a unique opportunity to hear from leading experts on climate change and disaster resilience and to ask your questions.

Moderator: Jeffrey Schlegelmilch, Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia Climate School


  • Alex de Sherbinin, Senior Research Scientist, Deputy Director and Adjunct Professor of Climate, Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia Climate School
  • Kristina G. Douglass, Associate Professor of Climate, Columbia Climate School
  • Radley HortonProfessor of Climate, Columbia Climate School

This event is free and open to the public with registration. Please register below. Please note that this registration is for in-person attendance only. If you would like to view the livestream remotely, please register directly on Zoom here

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