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Upcoming webinar with CIG’s Andrew Shirk: Developing a Dynamic Spatial Tool to Support Collaborative Regional Adaptation Planning in Cascadia

Join us on July 25th for a webinar on “Developing a Dynamic Spatial Tool to Support Collaborative Regional Adaptation Planning in Cascadia“ hosted by the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative.

Date and Time: July 25, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MDT / 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT

Presenters: Andrew Shirk, University of Washington Climate Impacts Group; Jen Watkins Conservation Northwest and facilitator of the Cascadia Partner Forum; and Carly Vynne, Osprey Insights

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Webinar Overview: Every day we are making decisions that will affect our region—and our options—well into the future. From how we choose to grow as our population expands to what crops we plant – our decisions matter and they must respond to the needs of today and tomorrow. 

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OneNOAA Seminar Series on the 4th National Climate Assessment

Beginning Thursday, July 12 at 12p ET (and occurring weekly at that time through Tuesday, August 28) .  OneNOAA the will be hosting an 8-part suite of talks on different aspects of 4th National Climate Assessment Volume I – the Climate Science Special Report.  This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the NCA4!

Access information for all webinars can be found on the OneNOAA seminar page

Upcoming NCA4 Seminars: 

July 12th: Climate Science: What’s New? – Katharine Hayhoe (Texas Tech University)
July 19th: Detection and Attribution of Climate Change from the CSSR – U.S. Perspective – Tom Knutson (NOAA-GFDL)
July 26th: Droughts, Floods, and Wildfire – Michael Wehner (DOE-LBNL)
August 2nd: Climate Potential Surprises – Compound Extremes and Tipping Elements – Radley Horton (Columbia University / Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory)
August 9th: Climate Long-Term Climate Mitigation Perspectives and the 2°C Objective – Ben DeAngelo (NOAA)
August 16th: The Causes and Consequences of a Rapidly Changing Arctic – Patrick Taylor (NASA-Langley Research Center)
August 23rd: Climate Tidings of the Tides – Billy Sweet (NOAA
August 28th: The Fourth U.S.

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Participate in CIG- & NW CASC-supported sessions at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting

The Climate Impacts Group and NW Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) are convening several sessions at this year’s upcoming American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in Washington D.C. Please consider submitting an abstract to share research or best practices to any of the following sessions:

Note: Abstracts are due August 1st and 23:59 PM (Eastern). 

Communication of Science: Practice, Research and Reflection

This session, run at both the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting and European Geosciences Union General Assembly, encourages critical reflection on science communication research and practice. This session provides an opportunity for science communication researchers and practitioners to share research outcomes and experiences with program design, implementation and evaluation. 

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Upcoming Lecture by Lai-yung (Ruby) Lueng from PNNL on June 13th

Lai-Yung (Ruby) Lueng will be visiting UW from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) this Friday, July 13th. Ruby will present “An overview of the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) in Phase 1 and Phase 2”. This lecture will held in ATG  310 from 1:30-2:30 PM. We hope to see you there!

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New Chapter for Climate Impacts Group Deputy Director, Joe Casola

After three years at the Climate Impacts Group, Deputy Director, Joe Casola, is leaving to start a new chapter in his life as a full-time dad.

Having worked as a graduate student with the Climate Impacts Group in 2005, Joe was no stranger to our mission when he became Deputy Director in July 2015. With a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington and experiences in the private (ICF International) and non-profit sectors (as Director of Science and Impacts at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions), Joe brought a strong scientific foundation and extensive experience working with public and private sector decision makers on climate adaptation. 

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Guillaume Mauger featured by King5 discussing sea level rise, storm events and future climate

“Rising seas will threaten more than 7,000 Washington homes by 2045, according to a new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Accelerating melt from the Antarctic ice sheet is predicted to cause more frequent and more powerful storms to hammer coastal communities, amounting to potentially billions of dollars of damage over the next several decades.” CIG’s Guillaume Mauger talks climate impacts, the frequency of coastal storms and the influence of the Antarctic ice sheet on sea level rise in WA state with King5’s Giuliana Viglione.

“The difference between the 100-year storm and the ten or two-year storm is pretty minor,” says Guillaume Mauger, a research scientist at the University of Washington’s Climate Impacts Group. 

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Ready Or Not: UW Scientist Says Assumptions About Climate Could Impact Local Infrastructure

Amy Snover was interviewed on Rhode Island Public Radio about climate impacts, infrastructure and the need to prepare for the future in a climate-smart way. 

Listen to Amy Snover on Rhode Island Public Radio

Proposal submission open for 4th National Adaptation Forum

The 4th National Adaptation Forum is now accepting proposals for Symposia, Training Sessions, Working Groups, Oral Presentations, Posters, and Tool Cafes for their annual gathering being held in Madison, WI from April 23-25th, 2019. Submissions, due on August 3rd, should reflect the best thinking in the adaptation field, informed by theory, research and practice. 

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Understanding Recent Warming in Washington State

Wondering about the new analysis that finds average temperatures in Washington have warmed more slowly than any other state in the country? Want to know why? Kim Malcolm of KUOW talked with CIG’s Joe Casola and the Seattle Times interviewed Washington State Climatologist, Nick Bond, to learn more about the role of the Pacific Ocean and why timescales matter when considering climate trends. Listen to and read their insights here:

CIG’s Deputy Director, Joe Casola, on KUOW.
WA State Climatologist, Nick Bond, in the Seattle Times.

“Bond said he’s not surprised to hear that Washington’s climate hasn’t warmed quite as much as other states in the past 3o years. 

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Snover Shares Climate Resilience Message at Science Immersion Workshop

Amy Snover, Director of the Climate Impact Group, recently joined the Metcalf Institute’s 2018 Science Immersion Workshop in Rhode Island. As an invited expert, Amy interacted shared CIG’s message about climate resilience with journalists from around the world. Melissa Ross, host and producer of WJCT‘s First Coast Connect in Jacksonville, FL reports on her experience and what she learned, including one of CIG’s central messages: “We must challenge deeply held assumptions about the stability of the global climate that are embedded in our laws and institutions.” 

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