Climate change science and extreme events providing engineering challenges and opportunities

Start time: 5.00pm AEDT. A brief update on the latest science related to extreme events.
Climate change science and extreme events providing engineering challenges and opportunities


Many of the impacts of climate change are associated with changes in the frequency and intensity of some extreme events, including heat waves, fire weather, droughts in some regions, coastal flooding and storm surges, and extreme short-period rainfall. David will touch on the risks associated with the transition to a zero carbon economy.

This presentation includes some of the key findings from the IPCC 6th Assessment Report released in early August this year. David will also introduce the capabilities and data sources available through the new CSIRO Climate Resilient Enterprise mission. Given that climate change is already affecting many natural ecosystems and human systems, and that these impacts will grow as global warming continues, this presentation is relevant to most of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.



Professor David Karoly

Chief Research Scientist, CSIRO Climate Science Centre

David Karoly is a Chief Research Scientist in the CSIRO Climate Science Centre. He is also an honorary Professor at the University of Melbourne. He is an internationally recognised expert on climate change and climate variability, heavily involved with communication on climate change to business, government and communities. David was Leader of the Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub in the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program, based in CSIRO, from 2018 until it closed in June 2021. He was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2019. He has been involved in the Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2001, 2007, 2014 and 2021 in several different roles.


07 / 10 / 2021 - 05:00 pm to 06:00 pm
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07 / 10 / 2021 05:00 pm
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