On Tuesday Jan. 11, the public was invited to Hard Rock Hotel and Casino to hear about how extreme weather is being linked to human caused climate change and its local impact.

Deepti Singh.

The day started with a presentation by Deepti Singh, Assistant Professor, School of the Environment, Washington State University Vancouver about extreme weather.

Singh said the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change defines extreme weather as a variable above or below a threshold value near the upper or lower ends of the range of observed values. Singh added that an IPCC report recently stated that in 2021, there were 20 extreme weather events that caused at least $1 billion in damage.

“The world is not doomed,” Singh said, adding that reduction in global carbon emissions can prevent temperatures from rising further.

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