A virtual summer school on ‘Attribution, causality, and decision-making in climate variability and change’, consisting of both lectures and practical sessions, will run from June 6-10, 2022. Topics will include:

• Event attribution

• Trend attribution

• Philosophical issues in attribution

• Causality

• Decision-making

The school is primarily aimed at MPE CDT graduate students but is open to a wider audience of scientists and scholars in mathematics and weather and climate science, including climate services. Scheduled activities are expected to occur between 10am and 5pm UK time, and will occur entirely online. The provisional schedule of lectures and practical sessions can be downloaded here. A more detailed syllabus, together with suggested background reading, will be provided later.

The lectures and practical sessions will be delivered by leading experts, including Aglaé Jézéquel (LMD/IPSL), Sebastian Sippel (ETH Zürich), Elisabeth Lloyd (Indiana), Marlene Kretschmer (Reading), Elena Saggioro (Reading), Dragana Bojovic (BSC), Raül Marcos (BSC), and Marta Terrado (BSC).

The school is co-sponsored by the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) through its Lighthouse Activity ‘My Climate Risk’, and by the Walker Institute.

In order to benefit from the school, participants should have some basic background in weather and climate science, some knowledge of common statistical practices such as regression and uncertainty quantification, and some experience in scientific programming with either python or R.

We ask potential participants to indicate their interest by May 2nd, by completing this form. Successful applicants will be informed by Mid May and provided with joining information.

This event is organised by MPE CDT ( Imperial College London and the University of Reading).