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Webinar: Bradford Seminar: “The Effect of Rainfall Changes on Economic Production”

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Monday, 21 February 2022, 12:15

Monday, February 21, 2022. 12:15 PM. Webinar: Bradford Seminar: “The Effect of Rainfall Changes on Economic Production”. Anders Levermann, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Sponsored by HMEI. Register here.

Anders Levermann, professor of dynamics of the climate system at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, will present “The Effect of Rainfall Changes on Economic Production” via Zoom webinar. Register online in advance to receive a webinar link.

Levermann, whose research focuses on the tipping of complex natural and societal systems, will discuss how economic growth rates are reduced by increases in the number of wet days and in extreme daily rainfall. Furthermore, high-income nations and the services and manufacturing sectors are most strongly hindered by both measures of daily rainfall. These results suggest that anthropogenic intensification of daily rainfall extremes will have negative global economic consequences that require further assessment by those who wish to evaluate the costs of anthropogenic climate change.

This event is part of the David Bradford Energy and Environmental Policy Seminar Series organized by the Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment (C-PREE) in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and co-sponsored by the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI).

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