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About the Climate Café Series

With 2023 on pace to become one of the warmest years on record, the University of Miami Rosenstiel School is relaunching its Climate Café Series.

Each Climate Café is designed to be an informative, casual gathering that encourages conversations focused on groundbreaking climate science. The discussions will highlight related research underway at the Rosenstiel School so that ideally, these innovations can be applied to help our community adapt in a changing climate.

Moderated by Jenny Staletovich, environment reporter for WLRN, the NPR affiliate in Miami, each Climate Café will feature Rosenstiel School and collaborating scientists, graduate students, and local stakeholders that will explain different aspects of climate science, the local impacts as well as the challenges facing South Florida.

Learn more about how our research activities can help inform policy, while we train the next generation of climate scientists.

Schedule for all Climate Cafés: 
3:30pm Reception at Salt Waterfront, 4:00pm Program in auditorium.

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January 17, 2024

The Future of Climate.
A look back at 2023 and the best available science to plan for the future.

Rosenstiel scientists: Ben Kirtman, Brian McNoldy

University of Miami Climate Resilience Academy: Michael Berkowitz, Executive Director

Visiting scientist: Tiffany Troxler Director, Sea Level Rise Solutions Center, Florida International University. 


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November 8, 2023

Water, water, everywhere…
Is the Florida current slowing down and what impacts does it pose for South Florida? How will rainfall, hurricanes and increased days of flooding dictate how adaptation strategies evolve?

Rosenstiel scientists: Lisa Beal, Katharine Mach, and doctoral student Paloma Cartwright

Visiting scientist: Tom Frazer, Executive Director, Florida Flood Hub for Applied Research and Innovation, University of South Florida

Stakeholder: Carolina Maran, District Resiliency Officer, South Florida Water Management District 

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October 18, 2023

Searing, sweltering, stifling:
How record-high temperatures and a marine heat wave baked South Florida this summer.

Rosenstiel scientists: Ben Kirtman, Andrew Baker, Amy Clement, and doctoral student Lynée Turek Hankins. UM’s NOAA Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies: Michael Studivan 

 Jane Gilbert, Chief Heat Officer, Miami Dade County


Join us at the Rosenstiel School on the following dates:
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - Registration closed
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - Registration closed
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 -  Registration Open Now

Gather at 3:30pm for a light snack in Salt Waterfront Restaurant, followed by the program at 4:00pm in the Rosenstiel auditorium. Register via Eventbrite links provided. Seating is limited. The series is free and open to the public. The series will not be live streamed.