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Director’s Corner: Expressing Gratitude at the End of a Long Year

We are coming to the end of a challenging year. This time last year, none of us could have imagined what 2020 would look like. A pandemic that would bring heartbreaking death, loss and broken dreams; widespread civil unrest in response to ongoing racial injustice and police violence; and unprecedented Western wildfires with a record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season. Many of us, including the Climate Impacts Group team, struggled with the challenges of working from home while raising and schooling children, while many others lost their jobs or risked everything to keep them.

In my October blog post I mentioned turning to gratitude during these difficult times. 

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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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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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