[SPN-Discussion] Columbia University Panel Event - Extreme Heat in Cities - October 25

Hayley Martinez hmartinez at ei.columbia.edu
Thu Oct 18 07:55:58 PDT 2018

Join the Earth Institute on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 at 6:00pm for a panel event on 'Extreme Heat Events in Cities: Societal Impacts and Solutions.' The panel will be followed by a reception with beer, wine and light appetizers.

Extreme heat events cause more deaths in the typical year than any other type of extreme event. They also pose major challenges to our infrastructure. As our planet warms under increasing greenhouse gases, there is high confidence that heat extremes will become even more frequent and intense. This panel brings together climate scientists and public and private sector practitioners to highlight the relationship between climate change and extreme heat events, and showcase some ways that society is adapting.

Moderator: Gavin Schmidt, Director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies


*         Kizzy Charles-Guzman, New York City Mayor's Office of Recovery & Resiliency

*         Robert Haas, Radiant Solutions

*         Katherine Marvel, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

*         Peggy Shepard, WE ACT for Environmental Justice

The event will begin at 6:00pm at Faculty House on the Columbia Morningside campus, with opening remarks from Lisa Goddard, director of the International Research Institute for Climate and Society.

This event is free and open to the public; please RSVP here: https://events.columbia.edu/go/extremeheat


Hayley Martinez
Senior Program Manager, Strategic Operations
The Earth Institute | Columbia University
hmartinez at ei.columbia.edu<mailto:hmartinez at ei.columbia.edu> |(212) 851-9554

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