Webcast Recap

Climate change manifests itself in ways far beyond a slowly rising global mean surface temperature. Scientific data is making  the public increasingly aware that a changing climate causes alterations in size, strength and frequency of storms, droughts, floods and other weather events, with significant potential consequences for public health, agriculture, biodiversity and social systems. 

On April 10th, the Managing our Planet series will convene a panel of experts to discuss the outlook and impacts of extreme weather events that scientists see as connected to climate change.

The “Managing the Planet” seminar series – developed jointly by George Mason University and the Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute and Environmental Change and Security Program – addresses planetary scale problems and solutions. 


  • William Hohenstein

    Director, Climate Change Program Office, Office of the Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Tom Karl

    Director, National Climatic Data Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Catherine Thomasson

    Executive Director, Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Paul Schopf

    Professor of Oceanography, Associate Dean for Research and Computing, George Mason University
  • Paulo Sotero

    Director, Brazil Institute