September 7th Press Conference

On September 7, 2011, we held a telephone press conference. With events like Hurricane Irene, the Texas drought and the Midwest floods, 2011 has already set a record for billion dollar weather disasters. In this context, leading climate scientists briefed reporters on the links between extreme weather events and climate change.


Moderator: Dr. Richard Somerville, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Research Professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego

Susan Hassol, Director, Climate Communication

Dr. Kevin Trenberth, Distinguished Senior Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Dr. Jeff Masters, Co-Founder and Director of Meteorology, Weather Underground

Dr. Jerry Meehl, Senior Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Download the full recording of the Press Conference here: 9/7/11 Climate Communication Press Conference

Download the text of our press release here: Press Release-Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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