North America’s Heatwave - what happened, and how can we better prepare in future?
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The recent heatwave in western Canada and the north-western United States of America has broken previous heat records multiple times over, resulting in hundreds of deaths, power failures and infrastructure meltdowns such as buckling roads.
Can this heatwave be attributed to climate change, and can we expect more of these events in future? Are heat events such as this likely to occur in Australia? And how can we better prepare ourselves and our homes, cities and energy systems for such intense heatwaves?
Join us in this online seminar to hear climate, energy, and health specialists from Australia and North America discuss these questions and more.
Speakers (in order of presentation) -
- North American Heatwaves now and in the future (PDF 15.4MB) - Dr Steven Crimp, Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions, The Australian National University
- Pacific Northwest/Canada heatwave: Health impacts (PDF 0.68MB) - Professor Kristie Ebi, Department of Global Health, University of Washington
- The Evolving Role of Extreme Weather Events in the U.S. Power System with High Variable Generation Penetrations (PDF 0.95MB) - Joshua Novacheck, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, United States Department of Energy
Moderator - Dr Arnagretta Hunter, The Australian National University Medical School
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