Explaining Extremes in the Context of a Changing Climate


August 30, 2017

  • External Forces & Industry Knowledge
  • Strategic Insight and Integration


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Presented by

Health Section and Predictive Analytics and Futurism Section


Noon-1:30 p.m. ET


This webcast takes place via the Internet.

Registration Fees

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Who Should Participate

Health Actuaries, Property & Casualty Actuaries


After an extreme event occurs, people often ask, "Did climate change do that?" This webcast will explore how climate change is impacting extreme events around the world. It will also explain how scientists know when climate change may, or may not, have played a role in altering the risk of specific extreme events. This relatively new area of research is called extreme event attribution. Human-caused climate change is producing changes in the intensity, duration and geographic distribution of some extreme events (U.S. National Climate Assessment 2014). In addition to understanding changes in historical trends, scientific advances now allow researchers to explore the affect climate change has on a single extreme event, and to look into the future to try and predict how extremes may be influenced over time.

How the live webcast works and what it includes

You do not need any special equipment. On Aug. 29, 2017, before 2:00 p.m. ET you will be sent detailed webcast instructions via email including the Web address for accessing the presentation. Any handouts that are available will also be sent. You will follow along with both the slide presentation and the audio portion of the broadcast over the Internet. The registration fee includes:

The registration fee includes:

  • One access code to the live webcast;
  • One Internet connection;
  • One phone connection (to be used only if experiencing sound issues or if in a conference room with a group);
  • One set of presentation materials; and
  • Access to the subsequent webcast recording.

Please note that each access code may only be used for one location , even if you register for more than one participant.

Post-Webcast Purchase Opportunity

For those who are interested in SOA webcasts but are unable to participate in the live event, access to an archived recording of the webcast will be available for purchase approximately 10 business days following the event by using the following link.




Demonstrating the listening, writing and speaking skills required to effectively address diverse technical and nontechnical audiences in both formal and informal settings.

Professional Values

Adhering to standards of professional conduct and practice where all business interactions are based on a foundation of integrity, honesty and impartiality.

External Forces & Industry Knowledge

Identifying and incorporating the implications of economic, social, regulatory, geo-political and business changes into the design and delivery of actuarial solutions.


Initiating, innovating, inspiring, creating or otherwise acting to influence others regardless of level or role toward a common goal.

Relationship Management & Interpersonal Collaboration

Creating mutually beneficial relationships and work processes toward a common goal.

Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving

Applying the actuarial knowledge, skills and judgment required to provide value-added services.

Strategic Insight & Integration

Anticipating trends and strategically aligning actuarial practice with broader organizational business goals.

Results-Oriented Solutions

Providing effective problem solving that addresses relevant interests and needs.