WATCH: blowtorch demo in the infrared

We used an infrared camera borrowed from the astronomy dept. to shoot this. A special thanks to James Lloyd, Terry Herter, and Marty Sullivan for the help pulling this off!

Welcome to the Emerging Climate Risk Lab (ECRL)

We are interested in characterizing the likelihood of infrequent but consequential weather events, particularly those related to climate change and especially ones whose probability density function cannot be reliably determined from the past.

What is an "emergent" risk?
As global temperatures continue to rise, it is expected to change regional weather patterns, the frequency of droughts and extreme rainfall, and the timing of animal migrations and countless other aspects of climate during the 21st century. The hazards to human health, ecosystems, and infrastructure are the emergent risks of the 21st century.


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