New York University will a screening event featuring clips from the upcoming PBS NOVA special, “Decoding the Weather Machine,” a documentary chronicling scientists’ efforts to understand and address climate change, on Sun., April 15, noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (Warren Weaver Hall, 151 Mercer Street, Room 109).

The event, hosted by the Courant Institute and NYU’s Department of Environmental Studies, will also include a panel discussion on climate change, featuring:

·      NOVA Senior Executive Producer Paula S. Apsell

·      NOVA Producer/Director Doug Hamilton

·      NYU Professor Dale Jamieson

·      NYU Professor Michael Oppenheimer

To RSVP, please email with the subject line NOVA AD.  

Disastrous hurricanes. Widespread droughts and wildfires. Pervasive heat. And extreme rainfall. It is hard not to conclude that something’s up with the weather. And many scientists agree this trend in our weather is not just a coincidence. It’s the result of the weather machine itself – our climate – changing, becoming hotter, more erratic.  Climate change is arguably the defining challenge of our time, yet widespread misunderstanding and misinformation has hampered the public’s ability to understand the science and address the issue. In this 2-hour documentary, NOVA will cut through the confusion and help define the way forward. Why do scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing, and that human activity is causing it? How will it affect us through the weather we experience, and when? And what will it take to bend the trajectory of planetary warming toward more benign outcomes? Join scientists around the globe on a quest to better understand the workings of the weather and climate machine we call Earth, and discover how they are finding that we can be resilient—even thrive—in the face of enormous change.

NYU to Host Screening of Highlights of PBS NOVA “Decoding the Weather Machine” and Panel Discussion—April 15