The Science of Recent Severe Weather Events

June 25, 2013 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Superstorm Sandy and the drought in the Midwest and Plains were the world’s most expensive natural disasters last year, costing a combined $100 billion, according to a report released this year by a global reinsurance firm. While studies differ, some connect recent severe weather and disasters to climate change. Experts in weather and emergency response join together to discuss the link between climate change and weather events as well as the social and economic impacts of droughts, wildfires, and other disasters.