Tomorrow’s Extremes: California’s Climate on the Edge

Join us for an evening with climate change experts Prof. Dr. Sonia I. Seneviratne (ETH Zurich) and Prof. Dr. Noah Diffenbaugh (Stanford University).

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With wildfires becoming increasingly frequent and intense, droughts gripping the land, and sea levels steadily rising, it’s evident that climate change has reached a critical point in California.

The state is grappling with the profound impacts of this global crisis. How has climate change transformed California’s landscapes, from the scorching valleys to the towering forests? What are the consequences for society, including agriculture, public health, and economic stability? In the face of such challenges, what insights can experts like Prof. Dr. Sonia I. Seneviratne and Prof. Dr. Noah Diffenbaugh offer to shed light on the gravity of the situation and provide potential solutions? Join us as we delve into the pressing issue of climate change in California and its profound effects on society.

Prof. Dr. Sonia I. Seneviratne from ETH Zurich and Prof. Dr. Noah Diffenbaugh from Stanford University’s Doerr School of Sustainability will be presenting their work and personal research projects on Global Warming, taking first a global perspective and then diving into the local effects we have all witnessed in the past few years.

* please note that this event is only open to alumni of Swiss universities.


  • 5:30pm – Doors open
  • 6:00pm – Keynote of Sonia Seneviratne and Noah Diffenbaugh
  • 6:45pm – Q&A
  • 7:00pm – Networking
  • 8:30pm – End of the event

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ETH Zurich Alumni Association