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4th National Climate Assessment Panel Series

January 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Curious what the 4th National Climate Assessment means for WNC and the Southeast? Join us at The Collider for a panel series with local climate scientists and experts.

The first panel, on January 24th, will feature local climate scientists who worked directly with the 4th National Climate Assessment, as well as local climate experts. Discover more about their work here in Climate City, get an introduction to the National Climate Assessment, and learn how the Southeastern United States will be affected by climate change.

The Panelists

Susan Joy Hassol, Tom Maycock, Laura Stevens and Dr. Ken Kunkel will be among the experts on the first panel.

Susan Joy Hassol is a climate change communicator, analyst and author known for her ability to translate science into English. She has been making complex issues accessible to policymakers and the public for more than two decades. Susan served as the senior science writer on previous National Climate Assessment reports.

Tom Maycock has served as the science public information officer for the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies (NCICS) since September 2014. In addition to managing communications for the Institute, Tom is a science editor with NOAA’s Assessments Technical Support Unit (TSU). He was also a lead editor on both Volumes I and II of the NCA4.

Laura Stevens provides primary science and technical support for the National Climate Assessment through NOAA’s Assessments TSU and NCICS. Her research involves the analysis of observational and climate model datasets. Her work has led to the development of several figures included in NOAA’s State Climate Summaries and Volumes I and II of the NCA4.

Dr. Ken Kunkel serves as lead scientist for NOAA’s Assessments TSU through NCICS. In this role, he served as a lead author on both Volumes I and II of the NCA4. Dr. Kunkel’s research primarily focuses on historical climate variability and trends and on potential future change — particularly related to extreme events, such as heavy precipitation, heat waves, cold waves and winter storms.

Register now! Free and open to the public with suggested donation of $10/person. Light refreshments will be provided. Stay tuned for details on the second panel in February!


January 24
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Collider
+1 828-254-6283


The Collider
1 Haywood St
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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+1 828-254-6283