Climate Week NYC

Climate Week NYC begins today.  This annual global summit brings together leaders from a variety of sectors, including business, government, agriculture and health to discuss ways to lower greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change.  This year’s theme is “Our Low Carbon Future – Leadership. Opportunity. Security.”

Taking place in an environment that includes President Obama’s recent call for action on climate change, the impending release of the IPCC’s fifth assessment report, and the upcoming first anniversary of Super-storm Sandy, this event has attracted some big names. Some of the scheduled speakers include, Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the UK, Jim Young Kim, President of the World Bank, Richard Branson, CEO of the Virgin Group, and Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City, among others.

Hosted by The Climate Group, this conference is now in its fifth year.  For a list of events across the city and online, visit the Climate Week website.

Celebrating Second Blog Anniversary

Two years ago today, I started writing The Weather Gamut.  I did so in an effort to both deepen and share my knowledge about weather and climate change.  In the process, I have met some great people with similar interests and concerns.  Thank you all for taking the time to read this blog and email your comments.

As weather is a continuously changing phenomenon and the impacts of climate change are becoming more apparent, there is not likely to be a shortage of topics for future posts.  So, I look forward to continuing this rewarding online journey onto its third year!

As always, thank you for reading!


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