CSHOR Director delivers AOGS 2019 Distinguished Lecture


Dr Wenju Cai with Prof Changming (Charles) DONG, President of the AOGS Ocean Sciences Sector (AOGS 16th Annual Meeting August 2019)

Dr Wenju Cai, CSHOR Director, gave the Ocean Sciences Distinguished Lecture at the recent Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) Annual Meeting (28 July to 2 August 2019, Singapore). His presentation titled, ‘Response of El Niño/La Niña to Greenhouse Warming’, presented recent findings showing that the frequency of extreme La Niña, and variability of eastern Pacific El Niño SST are expected to increase in response to unabated greenhouse gas emissions. Dr Cai suggested we should expect more occurrences of extreme weather associated with ENSO events, with pronounced implications for the twenty-first century climate, extreme weather, and ecosystems.