3:30pm Reception at Salt Waterfront, 4:00pm Program in auditorium
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric & Earth Science
Admission is free

Each Climate Café is designed to be an informative, casual gathering that encourages conversations focused on groundbreaking climate science. The discussions will highlight related research underway at the Rosenstiel School so that ideally, these innovations can be applied to help our community adapt in a changing climate.

Moderated by Jenny Staletovich, environment reporter for WLRN, the NPR affiliate in Miami, each Climate Café will feature Rosenstiel School and collaborating scientists, graduate students, and local stakeholders that will explain different aspects of climate science, the local impacts as well as the challenges facing South Florida.

Series details here

October 18, 2023
Searing, sweltering, stifling: How record-high temperatures and a marine
heat wave baked South Florida this summer.

Rosenstiel scientists: Ben Kirtman, Andrew Baker, Amy Clement, UM’s NOAA Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies: Michael Studivan and Ana Palacio

Stakeholders: Jane Gilbert, Chief Heat Officer, Miami Dade County and Morgan Elmer, National Resource Chief, Biscayne National Park,

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November 8, 2023
Water, water everywhere...

Is the Florida current slowing down and what impacts does it pose for South Florida? How will rainfall, hurricanes and increased days of flooding dictate how adaptation strategies evolve?

Rosenstiel Scientists: Lisa Beal, Katharine Mach

Visiting Scientist: Tom Fraser, Executive Director, Florida Flood Hub for Applied Research and Innovation (confirmed) he can discuss

Stakeholders: TBD

January 17, 2024
The future of climate

A look back at 2023 and the best available science to plan for the future.
Rosenstiel scientists: Ben Kirtman, Brian McNoldy