Lab and Lunch: The Secret Behind California's Goldilocks Weather

Ever wondered why the golden state has such great weather?

Thursday, May 17, 2018 • 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery

Free, RSVP required. Email reserve@exploratorium.edu, or call 415.528.4444 and choose option 5.

All Ages

Note: Lunch is not included, feel free to bring your own.


California is known for weather that is rarely too hot or too cold, but have you ever wondered why? Come hear from visiting meteorologist Tom Di Libreto about the climate systems that make us the Goldilocks state for pleasant weather and how that might be changing. 

Tom works with CollabraLink at the Climate Program Office inside the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research. As the consulting meteorologist for NOAA’s Climate.gov, he writes about weather and climate events as well as the latest research from the country’s premier science agency for ocean, atmosphere and weather. 

Tom is something of a science star: he was named America’s first Scientist Idol in 2013 at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has served as Master of Ceremony at the U.S. Department of State’s US Center at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, helping lead the U.S. government’s public outreach space, the US Center, during the negotiations. He wrangled  events with cabinet members, politicians, business leaders and scientists conducting delicate climate negotiations during COP21 and COP22.