Emerging Vs. Emerged Climate Change and Extreme Weather Risks Not long ago, the more palpable indications of climate change and associated extreme weather events were more erratic in nature and difficult
Emerging Vs. Emerged Climate Change and Extreme Weather Risks
Not long ago, the more palpable indications of climate change and associated extreme weather events were more erratic in nature and difficult to attribute. Yet in the summer of 2021, the frequency and severity of extreme weather events crossed a marked threshold, with record-breaking heatwaves, wildfires, storms, and flooding across geographies.
As ‘emerging’ climate change risks begin to materialize in the form of extreme weather events, our causal frameworks need rewiring. We need a new understanding of the ‘everyday’ risks we can expect to face and how to prepare for them. Our mindsets have to change along with our models, and our preparedness and adaptability will end up being the measure of our resilience.
Join a conversation on emerging vs. emerged climate change and extreme weather risks with renowned experts in climate change, policy, and public health. This session will focus on specific means – with accountabilities – to facilitate action to address both current emerged and more nascent emerging climate risks. Our speakers will explore science-based strategies surrounding extreme weather events, the associated health impacts on society, and how we can shift the way we think about emerging and emerged risks climate and extreme weather risks.
Be part of the conversation and join us live!
Session 1: Adapt Now or Pay Later: Canada’s Need to Prepare for Climate Change and Extreme Weather Risk , Dr. Blair Feltmate
Keynote Address: Keynote Speech by Dr. Maryam Golnaraghi
Session 2: Innovative Integrative Knowledge Translation (iiKT): Applications to (re-)emerging risks to health and wellbeing , Dr. Susan J Elliott
Session 3: Towards an Understanding of Scientists’ Understanding of the Know-Do Gap , Dr. Francesca Cardwell
(Friday) 9:30 am - 11:30 am