News Release

Climate change, extreme events and health risks

Webinar - Friday 15 October

Meeting Announcement

Durham University

Extreme climate events, such as heat waves and flooding, have become more common and intense in recent years. These extreme events pose substantial risks to society and in particular people’s health, with an increase in climate sensitive health impacts projected under climate change.

In this webinar, the speakers will present the scientific evidence for human’s influence on climate change, outline possible climate futures and the changing nature of extreme events based on climate model projections and the consequences of climate change for human health.

They will examine how climate models and climate information can be used to inform the development of adaptation plans for minimising the physical and mental health impacts of extreme climate events with a particular focus on heat waves.

They will also explain why it is crucial to limit global warming by a rapid reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and reaching net zero CO2 emissions by 2050.

The speakers at the upcoming webinar are Professor Tianjun Zhou from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Professor Glenn McGregor from the Department of Geography at Durham University.

The webinar is taking place on Friday 15 October 8am (UK time) / 3pm (Beijing time). To register, visit:

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