Sea Secrets, Lecture 3: Katharine Mach, Ph.D

Climate Change 2021: Managing Floods, Heat, and Fires to Keep People and Nature Safe 

Katharine Mach - Sea Secrets 2021 Lecture

 Katharine Mach, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Marine Ecosystems and Society, UM Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

The impacts of climate change are now widespread, and societies around the world are increasingly preparing for shocks to economies, health, well-being, and beyond.

Dr. Katharine Mach will present research from the climate risks and preparedness group focused on ongoing investments to safeguard societies. This work integrates understanding of the complex, cascading climate risks now occurring, from nuisance floods to disasters. It critically assesses policies and actions to support vibrant, resilient pathways into the future. Through innovative approaches to integrating evidence, Dr. Mach's research informs effective and equitable adaptations to climate risks. She is the 2020 recipient of the Piers Sellers Prize for world leading contribution to solution-focused climate research. From 2010 until 2015, Mach co-directed the scientific activities of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The associated global scientific collaborations have supported diverse climate policies and actions, including the Paris Agreement. Mach is now a lead author for the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. Across all of her research projects, Mach engages in relevant policy processes, and she frequently discusses climate change risk and adaptation with the media, the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, and communities. 


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