Media Advisory: Pew Event: Extreme Weather - Our Nation's Response

Jan 29, 2016, 12:00 ET from The Pew Charitable Trusts

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We've all experienced extreme weather – just this week in fact—and scientists suggest extreme weather and climate events have increased in recent decades. NOAA predicts El Niño will have a big impact on weather and climate patterns this winter across the nation.

To learn more about this, join The Pew Charitable Trusts and experts from the National Guard, FEMA and NOAA for a discussion on trends in extreme weather over the past decade and the impact of more frequent and more complex weather events on national preparedness and how the United States responds to natural disasters. The event also will be live webcast.


Extreme Weather – Our Nation's Response


The Pew Charitable Trusts, 901 E St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20004 


Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

10:30 a.m. to noon EST


Dr. Richard W. Spinrad, chief scientist at NOAA

Joseph L. Nimmich, deputy administrator with FEMA

Maj. Gen. Robert Livingston, Adjutant General of the Army, South Carolina National Guard

Phyllis Cuttino, director, Pew Project on National Security, Energy and Climate


Register to attend here or watch via a webcast here. Contact Michelle Blackston for more information or to schedule an interview with one of the speakers.

The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today's most challenging problems. Learn more at

Michelle Cadwell Blackston, 202-540-6627,


SOURCE The Pew Charitable Trusts