Forums and Symposia

04/08/2015 - 5:30pm | Panel on the Papal Encyclical
Sir Peter Crane, John Grim, Mary Evelyn Tucker, Douglas Kysar, Margaret Farley, Dekila Chungyalpa

Yale’s Forum on Ecology and Religion, a unique partnership on theology and ecology between the Yale School of Divinity and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science, hosts a panel to discuss Pope Francis’s eagerly awaited encyclical, anticipated to call the world’s 1.2BB catholics to action on climate change in anticipation of the UNFCC meeting in Paris December 2015. 

The panel discussion begins at 5:30 with a reception to follow.  Details at:

Story by Kevin Dennehy of Yale News, here.

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04/16/2015 - 8:00am | Tropical Extremes:
 High-impact weather and climate events in monsoon regions
Professor Bill Boos and an international panel of participants

Tropical extremes:
 High-impact weather and climate events in monsoon regions

The processes that govern the variability of monsoons are poorly understood but profoundly important.  These seasonal storms deliver water to billions of people in Africa, Asia, and the Americas, and variations in monsoon strength can have devastating impacts on the inhabitants of these regions.  The fragmented state of the international community that studies the phenomena compounds the challenge of understanding and therefore predicting them. 

Assistant Professor Bill Boos of the Yale Geology and Geophysics Department is the organizer of the workshop.  He anticipates participation from Africa, South Asia, Australia and the tropical Americas.  Projected outcomes include an improved dialogue between the research, forecast and social impacts communities representing those regions, and development of new research integrated with the capacity for forecasting and outreach.

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Tropical extremes:
 High-impact weather and climate events in monsoon regions