Announcement: Webinar series: Explaining and Predicting Earth System Change

The WCRP Explaining and Predicting Earth System Change Lighthouse Activity invites you to join the first webinar of the series that will provide a discussion forum on topics focused on predicting and explaining a range of different climate phenomena and events, while supporting the further development of a scientific agenda.

This first webinar will focus on record breaking extreme events and will provide a view of such events in different regions of the world.


  • Erich Fischer (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Understanding and quantifying very rare and record-shattering extremes

  • Maria Laura Bettolli (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Record extreme precipitation events in Southeastern South America: from observation to modelling

  • Tianjun Zhou (Institute of Atmospheric Physics, China)
  • Record-breaking extreme events over Asia: Attribution and Projection

The event will take place on 21st September 2022, from 12:00hs to 13:30hs UTC. Speakers will give a 20-minute talk each followed by a round table discussion, with questions from participants.

Registrations are open: