Columbia Climate Center Lecture: The Weather of the Future

Thursday, September 30, 2010 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Faculty House, President's Room

Columbia Climate Center,


Event Description:
Speaker: Heidi Cullen, Director of Communications, Climate Central

The Earth Institute's Columbia Climate Center as part of Climate Week NYC presents "The Weather of the Future," with Heidi Cullen, Director of Communications, Climate Central. A book-signing and reception will follow the lecture.

Open to the public.  RSVP recommended.

Let's assume we do nothing about climate change. Imagine that we just continue to emit carbon at our current levels or even exceed those levels. How would our weather change? What would our forecast be? Welcome to The Weather of the Future.

About the Author

Heidi Cullen is a senior research scientist with Climate Central, a nonprofit research organization through which she reports on climate change for the news outlets, including PBS NewsHour,, and The Weather Channel. Before joining Climate Central, Dr. Cullen served as The Weather Channel's first on-air climate expert and helped create Forecast Earth, the first weekly television series to focus on issues related to climate change and the environment. She is a visiting lecturer at Princeton University, a member of  the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society, and  an associate editor of the journal Weather, Climate, and Society. She has appeared on Good Morning America, the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, The View, and Larry King Live. She holds a BS in engineering and a PhD in climatology from Columbia University, and lives with her husband and two dogs in Princeton, New Jersey.

Praise for The Weather of the Future

"Vivid and compelling, this book shows what life will be like in a warming world. Essential reading for anyone who’s planning to inhabit the planet for the next few decades."
    — Elizabeth Kolbert, author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe

"In this important and timely book, Heidi Cullen breaks ground...simplifying the connection between weather and climate and bringing the true impact of the problem, literally, right to your front door."
    — Laurie David, producer of the Academy Award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth

"Engrossing…[The Weather of the Future] presents a surprisingly optimistic view of humanity’s determination to come to terms with a daunting future."
    — Publishers Weekly

"Fact-filled and entertaining, yet disturbing depiction of our world as temperatures rise…A lively and troubling but not entirely doomsday scenario of our warmer future."
    — Kirkus

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