Flooding, heath-waves, drought – those climate anomalies are a result of the climate change and they are a fact. The risks of humanitarian catastrophes are rising. Because of the climate change we are losing water resources, the biodiversity is decreasing and this all will have a huge effect on agriculture, food prices and on the economy as a whole in the whole world. The consequences will be worse for the poorest people, the weak ones and for the elderly people, will be a real challenge for the developing countries. The humid continental climate in Bulgaria is positioning us among the heavily vulnerable regions. Similar description is present within the UN report – “Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability.”
Just days before the UN summit meeting in New York regarding the climate, change Prof. Christopher Field will be our guest – one of the authors of the report and co-chair of Working Group II of the intergovernmental group on climate change. By an invitation of the Bulgarian School of Politics “Dimitry Panitza he will hold a public lecture on the topic: “Risks from a changing climate: What to expect?” The event will take place on Monday 15th September 2014 at 18:30 pm, Sredets Hall, Sheraton Hotel, Sofia and is realized with the financial support of “America for Bulgaria Foundation”
Chris Field is the founding director of the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology and Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies at Stanford University. Field’s research emphasizes field and laboratory studies of impacts of climate change, from the molecular to the global scale. He is co-chair of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which led the effort on the IPCC Special Report on “Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation” (2012) and Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (2014). Field’s research has been recognized with several American and international awards, including the Max Planck Research Award and the Roger Revelle Medal, and with election to learned societies, including the US National Academy of Sciences (2001). Field received his PhD from Stanford in 1981 and has been at the Carnegie Institution for cience since 1984.