Mayor Bloomberg to join The Weather Company's cutting edge climate science conversation at Climate Week NYC

18 September 2013

NEW YORK: Next week The Weather Company will host a full day of climate science discussion during Climate Week NYC with leaders in research, film, government and business including NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, to share the critical global climate conversation with America.

Expert insight

As we reported last month, more than 40% of an expected US$1 trillion in flood damages will fall on four main cities, one of which is New York. On September 26, in partnership with The Climate Group and Climate Week NYCThe Weather Company will convene top researchers, NGOs, CEOs and more in the City, for one-on-one interviews, short talks and panel discussions, including remarks by guest speaker NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as part of a crucial day-long Climate Conversation focused on reducing the social and economic impacts of climate change.

Aiming to shine a spotlight on some of the biggest thinkers, most compelling stories and boldest climate solutions, the program of events will cover the latest science, most significant local and national policy initiatives, leading advocacy and breakthrough innovations in the climate space.

Climate conversation

Starting off with a series of short talks, on September 26, The Weather Company will host leading researchers to discuss the latest discoveries and data that is impacting the three key ecological spheres–wildfire and drought, melting icecaps and smut spores in the air–and what this actually means for our weather.   

Following that will be a panel aiming to ‘cut through the clutter’ with influential NGOs advocating the need to address the climate challenge, who will discuss ways to get America talking about the issue once more.  

In the afternoon, The Weather Company will host a sneak-preview of an upcoming documentary series by Showtime, followed by an audience Q&A with its producers and stars.

Before closing with a cocktail reception, the day’s formal events will end with a panel featuring entrepreneurs and policymakers on using new clean technologies and approaches to reverse the effects of climate change.

Informing America

Weather-related outages cost the US economy an inflation-adjusted yearly average of US$18 billion to US$33 billion between 2003 and 2012, according to estimates. As America reflects on the economic and social repercussions one year on from Hurricane Sandy, and extreme weather events continue such as the Colorado floods, this climate conversation couldn’t come at a more pivotal time, or with more well-positioned hosts as The Weather Company.

With cutting edge technology, 200+ meteorologists, and a sincere passion for weather and how it affects lives, The Weather Company provides the world's most accurate and trustworthy weather information, content and analytics whenever weather matters.

The Weather Company is Official Media Partner of Climate Week NYC. Commenting on this important collaboration, Amy Davidsen, The Climate Group Executive Director US, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with The Weather Company for the fifth Climate Week NYC. Their commitment to analyzing the topical issues of climate change and low carbon leadership, and the consequential impacts on America’s economic opportunities and energy security is to be admired.”

"For us at The Weather Company, climate change is not a political issue; it is a scientific issue – and the science tells us we have to act," said David Kenny, The Weather Company Chairman & CEO. "We are committed to telling the climate story and increasing climate change awareness and we are proud to partner with The Climate Group as we continue to inform our viewers and users about the science behind this important issue."

Events take place at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Pier, September 26, from 2pm. To see the full agenda click on the registration link on this page.

If you can’t make the events themselves, you can follow the conversation and panel discussion online using hashtag #CWNYC.

See what else is happening at Climate Week NYC.

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Official Media Partner:

The Weather Company’s portfolio of global brands includes The Weather Channel,, Weather Underground, and Weather Services International (WSI). The company reaches 100 million U.S. households on TV, 100 million monthly unique Web consumers, and has received more than 100 million cumulative app downloads on smartphones and tablets. The company has an unduplicated audience of 155 million unique visitors monthly across TV and online. With cutting edge technology, 200+ meteorologists, and a sincere passion for weather and how it affects lives, The Weather Company provides the world's most accurate and trustworthy weather information, content and analytics whenever weather matters.

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