Extreme Weather & The Science of Superstorms

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:30 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater

Series: California Academy of Sciences

Heidi Cullen serves as Chief Climatologist for Climate Central — a non-profit science journalism organization headquartered in Princeton, NJ. She was the Weather Channel’s first on-air climate expert and helped create Forecast Earth. Cullen, a climatologist, observes that our brain is hardwired to perceive that which is most immediate to us devoting our energy to responding to near time events. Extreme weather is an immediate result of a much larger phenomenon- the science of superstorms and the evolving human response. Cullen is a member of the American Meteorological Society, an Associate Editor of the journal Weather, Climate, Society and is a visiting lecturer at Princeton University.

 

Heidi Cullen will be in conversation with Elizabeth Farnsworth who is a former chief correspondent of The NewsHour and an award-winning filmmaker and CEO of West Wind Productions. She has won numerous accolades for her documentary reporting including multiple Emmy nominations, a Director’s Guild of America nomination, and a Silver World Medal from the New York Festivals.