*CANCELLED* Forecasting Our Future: A conversation with Dr Katharine Hayhoe

  • Date:
  • Time: 18:00 - 19:00
  • Location: Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds

**Given the current situation with coronavirus, this event has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We will endeavour to reschedule this event in some capacity.**

Increasingly, the impacts of climate change are never far from the headlines. Calls for climate action are getting steadily louder but global alignment is far from a reality.

How will climate change affect the places we call home, now and in the future? Against a backdrop of international (dis)agreement, how might local action contribute to broader transformational change?

Join us to hear from award-winning climate scientist, Dr Katharine Hayhoe, who will discuss how best to prepare for the risks posed by climate change, and how to translate climate science into actionable planning for resilience at the local scale.

Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist whose research focuses on understanding what climate change means for people and the places where we live. She is a professor at Texas Tech University, she hosts the PBS digital series Global Weirding, and she has been named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People and Fortune’s 50 World’s Greatest Leaders. She is also the namesake of a meeting room in the Priestley Centre!

Light refreshments will be available from 17:30.