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New Canaan Library and the UN Committee of New Canaan are pleased to recognize Earth Day with the lecture Managing Climate Risk. Guest speakers will be Radley Horton, Columbia University research professor and research scientist with Center of Climate Systems, NASA; and Drew Magratten, co-executive producer of The YEARS Project,an award winning documentary on climate change. The event will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 3 p.m. in the Library’s Adrian Lamb Room. Please register for this program online at newcanaanlibrary.org.
Managing Climate Risk will look at various aspects of climate change. Horton and Magratten will discuss the growing realization across diverse sectors of society that climate change is altering the frequency and and intensity of extreme weather events. They will iluminate the scientific foundation behind this significant shift in extreme event statistics and discuss the societal impacts, including economic and security issues, from local to international scales. Other topics to be discussed include recent developments in the climate solutions sphere, specifically greenhouse gas mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
Radley Horton is an Associate Research Professor at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and an Adjunct Research Scientist at the Center for Climate Systems Research, NASA GISS. His research focuses on climate extremes, tail risks, climate impacts, and adaptation. Radley was a Covering Lead Author for the Third National Climate Assessment. He currently Co-Chairs Columbia’s Adaptation Initiative, and is Principal Invertigator for the Columbia University-WWF ADVANCE partnership, and the NOAA-Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments-funded Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast.
Drew Magratten is a co-executive producer for The YEARS Project, makers of YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY, an award-winning television documentary series about climate change. Magratten produced two of the stories in the series’ second season, which was broadcast on National Geographic in over 170 countries and 45 languages. He is now helping the YEARS team bring its climate-focused content to an even larger global audience, via social media. Prior to YEARS, Magratten worked with NPR, The New York Times, the BBC and CBS 60 Minutes, garnering three Emmys and an Edward R. Murrow award. He lives with his wife and two daughters here in New Canaan.