The Columbia Climate School
The Columbia Climate School

The climate crisis is one of the greatest threats facing humanity. In response, Columbia University established the nation's first climate school in 2020 to educate future climate leaders, support groundbreaking research, and foster essential climate solutions from the community to the planetary scale.


The Forum at Columbia University
601 W. 125th St., New York, NY 10027
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The Forum, located on the corner of 125th Street and Broadway, is a unique community gathering space that serves as the gateway to Columbia University's developing Manhattanville campus. Open to the entire university as well as the local New York City community, The Forum is a multi-use venue that houses a state-of-the-art auditorium, meeting and event spaces, and communal work areas.



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Jul 10 - 12 2024


9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)


Extreme Heat Workshop

July 10-12, 2024, The Forum at Columbia University
Hosted by the Columbia Climate School

Extreme heat is a widely studied climate hazard, yet recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world and damaged critical infrastructure, cost human lives, and negatively affected public health and agriculture.

The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners from multiple disciplines to assess and advance the state of knowledge on the mechanisms of concurrent, compounding, and record-breaking heat extremes; to identify community needs; and to develop an interdisciplinary framework for evaluating their risks on sectors including public health, energy, and agriculture, with a cross-cutting focus on climate justice.

Organizing Committee

Co-chairs: Deepti Singh (Washington State University), Mingfang Ting (Columbia University) and Radley Horton (Columbia University)

Committee members: Veeshan Narinesingh (NOAA GFDL), Katharine Mach (University of Miami), James Doss-Gollin (Rice University), Andrew Pershing (Climate Central), Kristie Ebi (University of Washington), Xiaoyu Bai (Washington State University), and Nathan Mueller (Colorado State University)

This workshop is funded under the National Science Foundation (NSF) Atmosphere and Geospace Sciences (AGS) Program and Columbia Climate Center.

For questions please contact;

Mingfang Ting at or

Deepti Singh at

Please click here for more information and to register for this event

Event Contact Information:
Mingfang Ting