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UW Climate Impacts Group scientists present at NWCC

The University of Washington Climate Impacts Group is hosting the 11th annual, first-time virtual Northwest Climate Conference from April 6 to April 8 – and several members of the team are presenting their work, as well!

For over a decade, this conference has provided a networking and learning community for practitioners, scientists, tribal members and community organizers interested in climate change impacts and adaptation in the Northwest. The NWCC is committed to supporting equitable climate adaptation outcomes and building equity and diversity in climate science, policy, and adaptation practice.

If you’re attending, don’t miss presentations from UW Climate Impacts Group research scientists. 

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The Next Twenty-Five Years: Building a Climate-Resilient Future

We are excited to present the video recording of our third and final virtual lecture in our 25th anniversary series – The Next 25 Years: Building a Climate-Resilient Future. 

This event highlighted Climate Impacts Group scientists and staff sharing their vision for the future. We aimed to inspire, ignite and unite our scientists, partners and community members in working toward a climate-resilient future. 

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This packed event featured:

A conversation between…

Dr. Amy Snover, director, Climate Impacts Group

Chip Giller, founder, Grist

Presentations by Climate Impacts Group scientists…

Andrew Shirk, research scientist

Dr. Crystal Raymond, climate adaptation specialist

Erica Asinas, research scientist

                                

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Register Today for the Northwest Climate Conference

Registration for the 2021 Northwest Climate Conference, taking place April 6-8, is now available! You can register here for either general registration ($150), student registration ($25), or apply to be considered for a full scholarship.

This conference is for everyone working to build a climate-resilient Northwest. It has provided a learning and networking community for practitioners, scientists, community organizers, tribal members and others interested in climate change for over a decade. Please review the agenda and list of lightning talks that will be available, and keep an eye on our website for more details regarding plenary speakers, youth presentations, networking opportunities and more. 

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Request for Qualifications: Seeking artist for commissioned piece on climate resilience

Call Summary

The University of Washington Climate Impacts Group is seeking qualifications for a two-dimensional visual art piece depicting climate resilience in the Northwest. This call is open to emerging artists located in the Northwestern United States. We define emerging artists as artists who have not received a commission greater than $10,000 or do not have commercial gallery representation.

Applications are due Monday, February 22. The selected artist will be announced in late March. The selected artist must complete their work by June 30, 2021, and present their work at a celebration for the Climate Impacts Group’s 25th anniversary at the end of June or in early July (exact date to be determined). 

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January 27 Virtual Panel Line-up Announced

We are very excited to host Soo Ing-Moody, Nuin-Tara Key, David Reidmiller and Don Sampson for our January 27 lecture: Building Climate Resilience During COVID-19 Recovery. These experts on climate impacts science and policy – representing different levels of government and a range of geographies – will discuss how we can leverage the period of economic and social recovery following COVID-19 to build resilience to climate change.

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This event is the second of three lectures marking the 25th anniversary of the Climate Impacts Group. The first lecture is available to view on our website; the third lecture will be held online on March 30. 

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Stories of Building Climate Resilience Lecture Available to View

From Cliffs to Coasts: Stories of Building Climate Resilience, originally held live on Zoom on December 3, combines storytelling and panel discussions to highlight examples of communities and organizations building climate resilience in the Northwestern United States and Canada. Climate Impacts Group partners and scientists discuss efforts to prepare for rising sea levels and ensure wildlife across the Pacific Northwest have access to suitable habitat.

This lecture is one in a three-part series of events marking the 25th anniversary of the Climate Impacts Group. The second and third lectures will be held online in January and March, 2021. For more information and to register for these events, visit the 25th anniversary event page

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Director’s Corner: A Voyage of Discovery

The Climate Impacts Groups’ first grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Science Administration charged the team of scientists with a “voyage of discovery.” 25 years and even more discoveries later, the group at the University of Washington is still on a scientific quest to support climate-smart decision making across the Northwest region. 

Setting sail — without a map

When Edward Miles established the Climate Impacts Group in 1995, he wanted to advance the conversation about — and action on — climate.

Miles, University of Washington Professor of Marine Affairs, saw a large gap between the scale of information produced about climate change and the needs of people who could help prepare for climate risks. 

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Register & learn more about our 12/3 virtual lecture

This year, the Climate Impacts Group marks 25 years of building climate resilience through rigorous science and innovative, cross-sector partnerships. Join us Thursday, December 3, 6–7:30 p.m. P.T. as we kick off the celebrations with our first of three virtual lectures – From Cliffs to Coasts: Stories of Building Climate Resilience.

This event will combine storytelling and panel discussions to highlight examples of communities and organizations building climate resilience. Climate Impacts Group partners and scientists will discuss efforts to prepare for rising sea levels and ensure wildlife across the Pacific Northwest have access to suitable habitat. Learn more about our panelists and moderator below! 

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Director’s Corner: Celebrating 25 Years of Building Climate Resilience

This year, the Climate Impacts Group marks 25 years of building climate resilience through rigorous science and innovative, cross-sector partnerships. We are excited to spend the academic year celebrating efforts across the Northwest to prepare for the effects of climate change. We invite our partners, fellow scientists, supporters of our work and members of the public to join us.

Over the next six months, we will host three virtual lectures related to climate resilience.

Our first event, scheduled for Thursday, December 3, features Climate Impacts Group scientists and partners in discussion about efforts across the state of Washington to prepare for rising sea levels and shifting ecosystems. 

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CIG Director Presents at Insurance Commissioner’s Climate Summit

Dr. Amy Snover, director of the Climate Impacts Group, was among several leaders advancing climate resilience who presented at the Climate Summit hosted by Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. Dr. Snover discussed Pacific Northwest climate change science: Impacts, risks & vulnerabilities. View a recording of her presentation as well as other talks from the Summit.  

Climate change poses risks to insurers and consumers alike. Insurance companies must be prepared to pay increased property, life and health claims resulting from a changing climate. The virtual 2020 Climate Summit brought together a national audience of climate, government and insurance professionals to understand and explore how climate change affects our communities, regulatory efforts and businesses.   

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