Stormy Weather 2017: Why Are All These Hurricanes Happening Now?

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2017 is breaking records for bad weather, from catastrophic floods to tarmac-melting heat to Hurricanes Harvey, Jose, Irma, and Maria. Are we just unlucky this year? Or are these weather extremes a glimpse into our future? More importantly: what should we do about it? 

Please join the Hoover Institution, New America, and Penn State’s Center for Solutions to Climate and Weather Risk for an evening of discussion about bad weather, climate change, and the importance of building resilience. 

The reception will start at 5:00pm, with a panel discussion to follow at 5:30pm 


Honorable Alice Hill  
Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, and former Special Assistant to the President of the United States 

Lindene Patton  
Member, Earth and Water Law  

Rear Admiral David Titley, USN (ret.)
Director, Penn State Center for Solutions to Climate and Weather Risk 


Honorable Sharon Burke
Senior Advisor and Director of the Phase Zero Project, New America