[Coral-List] record heat in Australia

“‘The current heatwave – in terms of its duration, its intensity and its extent – is now  unprecedented in our records,’’ Jones was quoted as saying in *The Age*.” http://www.theage.com.au/environment/get-used-to-recordbreaking-heat-bureau-20130108-2cet5.html

“Responding to the news from Australia, *The Guardian*’s Damian Carrington put the heat and fires in a global context: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2013/jan/08/australia-bush-fires-heatwave-temperature-scale?CMP=twt_fd

“We already know that climate change is loading the weather dice. Scientists have shown that the European heatwave of 2003, that caused over 40,000 premature deaths, was made at least twice as likely by climate change. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2006/jul/26/science.g2
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The Russian heatwave of 2010, that killed 50,000 and wiped out $15bn of crops, was made three times as likely by global warming and led to the warmest European summer for 500 years.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/feb/21/climate-change-russian-heatwave

The extreme weather forecast is even worse. Mega-heatwaves like these will become five to 10 times more likely over the next 40 years, occurring at least once a decade, scientists predict.” http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/mar/17/deadly-heatwaves-europe

This is from: “Burning ‘Deep Purple’: Australia so hot new color added to index. An ‘unparalleled setting of new heat extremes’ continues.”

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/01/08

DISCCRS VIII Interdisciplinary Climate Change Reserach Symposium

DISCCRS VIII Interdisciplinary Climate Change Reserach Symposium
http://disccrs.org/disccrsposter.pdf [1]

October 12-19, 2013
La Foret Conference and Retreat Center (Colorado)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 28, 2013
Participation limited to 30 early-career Ph.D. scholars
http://disccrs.org [2]

The DISsertations initiative for the advancement of Climate Change ReSearch (DISCCRS, pronounced _discourse_) hosts symposia for early-career climate change researchers. Our goal is to catalyze international, interdisciplinary collegial networks and foster collaborative interdisciplinary research and dynamic interactions between science and society to enable us to better understand and respond to the myriad challenges posed by climate change.

During the weeklong symposium, 30 competitively selected recent Ph.D. graduates will share their research, engage in discussions with peers, mentors, and funding agency representatives, and hone their teambuilding and communication skills. Most importantly, scholars will depart from the symposium with a collegial peer network that extends across the full range of climate science.

2012 Symposium REPORT:
http://disccrs.org/files/DISCCRS_VII_Symposium_Report.pdf [3]

2012 Symposium SCHOLARS:
http://disccrs.org/files/DISCCRS_VII_Symposium_Scholars.pdf [4]

Symposium Eligibility: Ph.D. requirements completed between September 1, 2010 – February 28, 2013 in any field. Applicants should be conducting research relevant to the study of climate change, its impacts, or its societal implications. We encourage applicants from the biological, physical, and social sciences, mathematics, engineering, and other fields. While U.S. citizens and residents have preference, some funds are available for non-U.S. participants.

SYMPOSIUM APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: http://disccrs.org/application_instructions [5]DISCCRS Website: http://disccrs.org [2]

Contact: info@disccrs.org