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CIG Scientist Harriet Morgan to present in Washington Sea Grant/EarthLab event

Building Resilience to Sea Level Rise Through Science Innovation and Community Engagement

Date: Tuesday, May 11
Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

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Harriet Morgan of the Climate Impacts Group will join Washington Sea Grant’s Ian Miller and Nicole Faghin in this virtual webinar to discuss their work as part of the Washington Coastal Resilience Project. They will delve into the hazards people living in Washington’s coastal areas face – ranging from nuisance flooding during King Tide events, eroding coastlines and wave damage – and how sea level rise is exacerbating these hazards. They will detail how incorporating sea level rise projections into the decision-making process will help Washington communities build resilience to coastal hazards, and how the Washington Coastal Resilience Project employed technical innovations and community engagement to rapidly increase the state’s capacity to support proactive local action on these hazards. 

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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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Amy Snover to Moderate 1/29 Panel on Climate Migration

Climate Impacts Group Director Amy Snover will moderate a panel on climate migration Friday, January 29, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. The panel will feature three University of Washington professors; Sara Curran, of the Department of Sociology; Jeremy Hess, of the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences; and Nathalie Williams, of Sociology. Learn more about the panelists and the event on the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences’ website.

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The panel will build on a day-long workshop on climate migration hosted by the Climate Impacts Group in 2016. 

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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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DEADLINE FOR NW CLIMATE CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS EXTENDED TO 12/4

** THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ABSTRACTS FOR THE NORTHWEST CLIMATE CONFERENCE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4. **

The Northwest Climate Conference Program Committee invites practitioners, scientists, tribal members and community organizers working to build a climate-resilient Northwest to submit abstracts for the 11th Northwest Climate Conference. Abstracts are due Friday, December 4. The 11th Northwest Climate Conference, hosted by the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group, will take place online on April 6-8, 2021. 

We welcome abstracts for oral presentations, poster presentations and special sessions. A special session is for a group of speakers who would like to work together to present on different aspects of a common theme. 

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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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