Past Event

Going to Extremes: Global Hazards and the Path to Resilience

October 18, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

About this event


A summer of unprecedented heat, fire, and flooding extremes and the ongoing pandemic have laid bare the dangers to humanity. The science of understanding evolving hazards and the ability to take immediate, informed action is crucial to creating a resilient future.

Climate School Founding Dean Alex Halliday will lead a conversation with Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory climate scientist and hurricane expert Suzana Camargo; Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Columbia Climate School Jeff Schlegelmilch; and former New York City, Chief Climate Policy Advisor and current Special Advisor on Climate and Sustainability Issues at Columbia Climate School Daniel Zarrilli.

Join the Columbia Climate School online for this critically important conversation.

The Speakers:

Suzana J. Camargo is the Marie Tharp Lamont Research Professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

Jeff Schlegelmilch is a Research Scholar and the Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Columbia Climate School

Daniel Zarrilli is the Special Advisor for Climate and Sustainability at Columbia University

The Moderator:

Alex Halliday is the Founding Dean of the Columbia Climate School and Director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute

About Us:

The climate crisis is a challenge like no other. Tackling it requires innovative, coordinated, and transdisciplinary approaches from a top university, like Columbia. The Climate School will marshal the University’s strengths in basic disciplines and expand its resources to understand climate and its impact on society.


Contact Information

Emilie Dufour