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Kevin Trenberth, Presentations

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  • Invited keynote presentation, "50 Shades of climate change", Rocky Mountain Chapter of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) technical conference Lakewood, CO, April 28 2017 (slightly modified and with degraded graphics), note size 36 MB. Powerpoint Presentation
  • Invited keynote plenary talk, “Insights into Earth's Energy Imbalance from multiple sources”, 50th Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Congress, Fredericton, New Brunswick, May 29-2 June, 2016. Powerpoint Presentation
  • Invited talk, "Attribution of extreme climate events", 50th Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Congress, Fredericton, New Brunswick, May 29-2 June, 2016. Powerpoint Presentation
  • Invited keynote talk to 2016 Boulder Climate Leaders Workshop, "Global Warming is Alive and Well (not that this is a good thing)", Downtown Boulder, CO, 28 April 2016. Powerpoint Presentations (29.4 MB)
  • Invited public lecture, "Climate disruption in the U.S.: The fifty shades of climate change" North Jersey Public Policy lecture, Ramapo College of NJ, Mahwah, NJ 07480, 26 March 2015 . Powerpoint Presentation
  • Invited talk, "How Does Drought Change With Climate Change" American Geophysical Union, Drought and Its Impacts on Terrestrial Ecosystems: Current Understanding and Future Prospects I session, San Francisco, 16 Dec. 2014. Powerpoint Presentation
  • Invited public lecture (Peter Schroder lecture): Climate change: It's about the data isn't it? Michigan State University, East Lansing MI, 18 Sept, 2014 Powerpoint Presentation
  • Invited talk Conference on World Affairs: "Climate Change: It's about the data not the politics'", Colorado University, Boulder, CO, 11 April 2014 Powerpoint Presentation
  • Invited keynote talk: "Climate Change and Water: From the Globe to Utah", Spring Runoff Conference, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 1 April 2014 Powerpoint Presentation
  • Invited public lecture: Distinguished Lecture Series, New Jersey Public Policy Network (NJPPN): "Global warming: Coming ready or not!", Ridgewood Public Library, 31 August 2012. Powerpoint presentation, PDF
  • "Destination Antarctica: 2012." This is a low resolution PDF version of the original Powerpoint presentation (the original is too large to post) describing my inspirational voyage on the National Geographic Explorer with Al Gore's Climate Reality Project, 28 January - 6 February 2012. PDF

  • Keynote plenary talk "Challenges of a sustained climate observing system." WCRP Open Science Conference, Denver, CO 24 - 28 October 2011. Powerpoint presentation, PDF
  • Invited keynote talk “Tracking Earth Energy: from El Niño to global warming.” SORCE Science Meeting “Decadal cycles in the sun, sun-like stars, and Earth’s climate system”, Sedona, AZ 13-16 September 2011. Powerpoint presentation, PDF

  • Invited presentation "Physical understanding of changes in extremes of precipitation with climate change," ASP Colloquium, NCAR, Boulder, CO, 6 June 2011. Powerpoint presentation, PDF

  • "The role of the ocean in climate," invited presentation at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, 15 March 2011. Powerpoint presentation, PDF

  • "Communicating Climate Change: In Honor of Stephen Schneider," presented at the 91st American Meteorological Society Meeting Special Session on Promoting Climate Change Information and Communication of Climate Change, Seattle, WA, 26 January 2011. Powerpoint Presentation, PDF

  • "The New GEWEX," presented at the American Meteorological Society 23rd Conference on Climate Variability and Change, Special Session on WCRP Projects, Seattle, WA, 25 January 2011. Powerpoint presentation, PDF

  • Invited talk "Building a Climate Information System," Third Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions over the Earth (ACRE) workshop, Baltimore, MD, 3-5 November 2010. PowerPoint presentation, PDF

  • Invited opening talk "An overview of atmospheric reanalyses" Workshop on Evaluation of Reanalyses- Developing and Integrated Earth System Analysis (IESA) Capability. Baltimore, MD. 1-3 November 2010. Powerpoint presentation, PDF

  • Invited public lecture, UCLA, "Global Warming: Coming Ready or Not!" Sponsored by the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM), Los Angeles, CA, 5 May 2010 Powerpoint presentation, PDF

  • Invited Keynote Address, "The Earth's Climate System: Variability and Change," Symposium on Climate Change Effects on Fish and Fisheries, Sendai, Japan, 26-29 April 2009. Video presentation

  • Invited presentation, "Climate Change and the IPCC," Tokio Marine's Summit on Global Warming and Climate Change, Atlanta, GA, 23 April 2010. Powerpoint presentation, pdf file

  • Invited presentation, "Potential impacts of climate change on precipitation," 3rd Kaplan Symposium Challenges of the Global water Shortage, Sea of Galilee, Israel, 11 April 2010. Powerpoint presentation, pdf file

  • Invited talk "Aspects of a climate observing system: energy and water," GEWEX/iLEAPS "Water in a Changing Climate" Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 24-28 August 2009.
    Powerpoint presentation, pdf file

  • Invited plenary talks “An observational perspective on changes in the global hydrological cycle,” 2009 Royal Meteorological Society conference, Reading, U.K. 27 June-2 July 2009. and “Changes in precipitation and runoff in a changing climate” to Gordon Research Conference on Radiation and Climate, New London, NH, 4-9 July 2009.
    Powerpoint presentation, pdf file

  • Invited presentation to the NCAR Undergraduate Leadership Workshop, "Climate Change: Updated Scientific Assessment," 15 June 2009, NCAR, Boulder, CO.
    Powerpoint presentation, pdf file

  • Invited keynote speaker, "The flow of energy through the Earth's climate system," workshop on "Variability of the Global Atmospheric Circulation During the Past 100 Years", 15-20 June 2008, Monte Verita, Switzerland.
    Powerpoint presentation, pdf file.
    Access the corresponding movie files (Windows Media player required): delFO_ac_1008_2x.wmv, doedt_rt_ac_1008_2x.wmv, fs_ac_1008_2x.wmv, net_fm1_ac_1008_2x.wmv, tediv_ac_1008_2x.wmv.

    Keynote address, "Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events," Catastrophe Modeling Forum, New York, NY., 11-12 June 2008.
    Powerpoint presentation, pdf file.

  • Invited speaker, 2008 EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research (ECAR) Summer Symposium, "Global warming affects us all; What must be done",St. Julien Hotel, Boulder, CO, 10 June 2008.
    Powerpoint presentation, pdf file.

  • Invited keynote speaker in the American Geophysical Union's 2008 spring meeting in the Union session on "Understanding and Predicting Water and Energy Cycle Changes", on "Earth's changing energy and water cycles", 'Anticipated and Observed Trends in the Global Hydrological Cycle', Fort Lauderdale, FL, 28 May 2008.
    Powerpoint presentation, pdf file

  • Invited NCAR/NESL Public lecture, 'Global warming: Coming ready or not', NCAR, Boulder, Colorado, 18 October, 2007.
    Powerpoint presentation, pdf file,Webcast (ram)

  • Invited keynote plenary talk, 'Global warming is unequivocal', Transport--The next 50 years conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, 25-27 July, 2007.
    Powerpoint presentation, pdf file

  • 'Climate and weather forecasting: Issues and prospects for prediction of climate on multiple time scales'. Invited keynote presentation (1 hour) by Kevin E. Trenberth at the 27th Annual International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF), in New York City on 26 June 2007.
    See also http://theclimatebet.com/.
    Powerpoint presentation, pdf file

  • Invited Public lecture,'Global warming is unequivocal', University of Wisconsin, Madison. 23 April 2007.
    Powerpoint presentation, pdf file

  • Invited keynote talk,'Progress Toward Integrated Earth System Analysis', 11th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS), "Toward an Integrated Earth System Analysis" 14-18 January 2007 at the American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
    Powerpoint presentation, pdf file

  • 'Global Environmental Change Science and Relation to International Environmental Assessments and Conventions', presented at the ESSP Conference on Global Change Science in Beijing, 8-12 Nov 2006.
    Powerpoint presentation, pdf file

  • 'Attribution of Recent Increases in Atlantic Hurricane Activity', presented at the 31st Annual Climate Diagnostics Workshop, Boulder, CO, 23-27 October, 2006, and participation in Forum of Panel of Experts on outstanding attribution questions.
    Powerpoint presentation, pdf file

  • 'Global climate change and drought in the West', presented as an invited talk at the National Wildlife Federation, Golden CO, Sept. 27, 2006, and previously as invited speaker at Public climate seminar led by ABC TV Channel 7 (Mike Nelson), "Climate change and water in the West", April 12, 2006, Omni, Broomfield CO, and elsewhere.
    Powerpoint presentation, pdf file

  • 'The Earth's Climate System: Variability and change', presented most recently as an invited talk at the NCAR summer colloquium on Climate and Health,16-21 July 2006, Boulder, CO.
    Powerpoint presentation, pdf file

  • 'Observations and their Analysis for WCRP/COPES', presented as an invited talk at the WCRP reanalysis conference,ECMWF, Reading, U.K. 19-22 June, 2006.
    Powerpoint presentation, pdf file

  • 'The Need for a Climate Observing System', presented at the 1/14/02 American Meteorological Society Meeting.
    Powerpoint presentation
    Presentation in pdf

CGD People

Kevin Trenberth

CGD Distinguished Senior Scientist

Phone: 303.497.1318
Email: trenbert(at)ucar.edu