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Seminar Series: Climate Scientist Daniel Swain

How climate change is affecting the West; including rising risks of droughts, floods, and wildfire; will be among the topics during a seminar hosted by the UC Davis Institute of the Environment April 5, 2023.

Researcher Daniel Swain will be the featured speaker at the free event, which will take place 4-5 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of the UC Davis Student Community Center. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

As a climate scientist, Swain studies the dynamics and impacts of the Earth’s changing climate system. He looks at the ways in which climate change is affecting the character and causes of U.S. western climate extremes, including atmospheric processes responsible for droughts, floods, and wildfires. During this seminar he’ll discuss the rising risk of droughts and "megafloods" in a warming climate and the climate-related factors driving the recent surge in wildfire severity in California and across the broader American West.

Swain holds joint appointments as a climate scientist within UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, a research fellow in the Capacity Center for Climate and Weather Extremes at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and as the California Climate Fellow at The Nature Conservancy