Joint CCSS/CMOS-VIC seminar by Francis Zwiers on January 25th, 2019

Title: Event attribution – are we doing it reliably

Francis Zwiers, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium

Friday, January 25th, 2019

Snacks/Discussion begin at 14:30, Talk at 15:00.

Location: Room 108 and Room 112 in the Halpern Center (GSS).


A question that seems to arise invariably in the wake of devastating extreme weather and climate events is whether human influence on the climate system played a role. Using examples, this talk will describe some of the methods that are used in event attribution studies. I will also pose some questions about whether we are making inferences about the impact of the human influence on the event that has just occurred in a reliable manner.


Following the talk will be the CMOS Vancouver Island Chapter AGM. Everyone is welcome to attend the AGM and consider joining/volunteering with the chapter since Victoria is hosting the 2021 CMOS National Congress.