Society & Culture

International weather and climate expert to deliver inaugural lecture on climate and society

Athens, Ga. – Franco Einaudi, an internationally recognized expert on weather and climate, will describe the impact of human activities on weather and climate, and the challenges of communicating complex climate issues to the public and policymakers, at a lecture in the University of Georgia Chapel on Friday, Oct. 1. The 3 p.m. lecture is free and open to the public.

“Weather and Climate: Its Science, Its Applications and Its Challenges” is the inaugural lecture of the Georgia Initiative for Climate and Society, a new UGA initiative to improve understanding of climate variability and change, and strategies to prepare and respond. The initiative is sponsored by the UGA Office of the Vice President for Research.

Einaudi, the 2010 Sigma Xi American Meteorological Society Lecturer, is the former director of the Earth Sciences Division at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and the former president of the American Meteorological Society.

Einaudi also is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society, the Royal Meteorological Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the American Geophysical Union.