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A week before COP28 convenes in Dubai, we’re teaming up with the Oxford Climate Journalism Network to speak to Friederike Otto, Senior Lecturer in Climate Science at Imperial College and one of the leading climate scientists worldwide. The seminar will be held at Oxford's Mathematics Institute and co-hosted by Green Templeton College, the site of one of the UK's oldest meteorological stations.
Dr Otto is one of the founders of the World Weather Attribution initiative. Founded in 2015 by Dr Otto and her colleague Dr Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, the project quantifies how climate change influences the intensity and likelihood of an extreme weather event using weather data and computer modelling, and often immediately in the aftermath of the event.
Dr Otto has authored the book Angry Weather and her work has been featured extensively by global news organisations. In this seminar, she will discuss how journalists can work to refocus the world's attention on the climate crisis and do a better job of covering this year’s critical climate summit.
Dr Otto will be in conversation with Mitali Mukherjee, Director of Journalist Programmes at the Reuters Institute, and the event will feature expert contributions from Diego Arguedas Ortiz, Associate Director of the RISJ's Oxford Climate Journalism Network and Dr SanYuMay Tun, Research Fellow at Green Templeton.