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WHOI to host public forum on climate change and global water supplies
Date:5/8/2012

Severe droughts, floods, and storms are now a routine part of our nation's weather forecast. Remarkably hot and dry weather in 2011 caused droughts in Texas, the Plains states and the West. The year also brought historic flooding along the Mississippi River. In the Northeast, an unusually warm winter meant little snowfall and bad news for the north country ski economy. What do these extreme weather events tell us about our changing climate?

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will host a public forum on the impacts of climate change on water availability worldwide. "Drought or Deluge: The Ocean and Earth's Changing Water Cycle," will be held on May 17 at 7 p.m. in Redfield Auditorium, featuring experts on extreme weather, changing rainfall patterns, and the impact of changing water supplies on the developing world.

Water is essential for civilization and to life on Earth. New oceanic data show that the planetary water cycle is changing faster than anticipated and in surprising ways. In the near future, some parts of Earth are likely to experience intensified drought while other regions can expect more frequent flooding.

"This forum will present the latest science related to the changing global water cycle and its link to extreme weather, and it will give the public a chance to ask experts what these changing patterns mean for them," said Raymond Schmitt, a senior scientist in the WHOI Physical Oceanography department.

The panel discussion begins with featured keynote talks by:

Dr. Kevin Anchukaitis

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

"Mega-Droughts of the Past"

Dr. Anthony Patt

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

"Water and the Developing World"

Dr. Raymond Schmitt

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

"The Oceans and the Changing Global Water Cycle"

Dr. Kevin Trenber
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Contact: WHOI Media Relations Office
media@whoi.edu
508-289-3340
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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