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College of the Environment Seminar Series on Critical Interdisciplinary Problems

UW students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the inaugural UW College of the Environment Critical Interdisciplinary Problems Seminar Series lecture on March 6th at 4:30 PM in the SAFS Auditorium.

The theme of the inaugural seminar is “West Coast Wildfires: What are the Key Scientific Issues?’. After a year of major wildfires from British Columbia to southern California, with dozens of deaths and damage in the tens of billions of dollars, western wildfires are clearly one of the key environmental issues for the region.  This seminar will explore what we know regarding the origins of the problem and discuss some of the key scientific, technical, and societal issues that must be addressed. 

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Art Meets Science Atop Mt. Rainier

Art Meets Science Atop Mt. Rainier

Wednesday, February 21st | 7-8 PM |  UW Center for Urban Horticulture

Admission is complementary, please RSVP by 2/16 (see below)

Join the Nature Conservancy, University of Washington and the National Park Service for a dynamic discussion about Washington’s changing glaciers and to view stunning new photographs that compare century-old images with today’s changing glaciers. CIG’s Heidi Roop will discuss building capacity to act and adapt to our changing climate.


John Marshall, Photographer
Jon Reidel, Geologist, National Park Service, North Cascades National Park
Julie Morse, Senior Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy
Heidi Roop, Research Scientist & Communications Lead, UW Climate Impacts Group


Phil Levin, Lead Scientist, The Nature Conservancy; Professor of Practice, UW College of Environmental and Forest Sciences


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Climate Change & Equity – A Community Conversation

Join UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, Front and Centered, the Climate Impacts Group, Urban@UW, and UW School of Public Health for an evening discussion about climate change and equity in Washington State on February 21st, 2018 at 5:30 PM.

Front and Centered, Urban@UW, the Climate Impacts Group and the UW School of Public Health & Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences are working on two climate and environmental justice research projects that will be completed later this year:

1) An environmental justice map of Washington State that overlays population vulnerabilities (e.g. health & income) with environmental burdens (e.g. 

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UW Event on Climate Policy in Washington State

Join us for a diverse panel discussion on climate impacts and carbon policy in Washington State.

Tuesday, February 13th at 7:00 PM | UW Seattle Campus, Kane Hall 120

Space is limited so please RSVP:


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Wetter, Drier and Hotter. What’s in store for Methow Waters?

Amy Snover, Director of the Climate Impacts Group, will give a free public lecture on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 for the Methow Watershed Council.  Amy will discuss what we know, and how, about what’s in store for Methow waters in the face of a changing climate. The presentation is the second in a series of talks by subject matter experts hosted by the Methow Watershed Council this fall/winter as part of its ongoing public education and outreach efforts.

What: Free public presentation – “Wetter, drier and hotter. What’s in store for Methow waters?”

When: Tuesday, November 21st, 6-8 p.m (PDT).

Where: Methow Valley Community Center

Questions?: Please contact Sali Kilmer for further information, or visit


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CIG Involved in Governor Inslee’s Climate Change Town Hall Series

CIG’s Director, Amy Snover, will participate in a Climate Change Town Hall with Washington State Governor Jay Inslee on Wednesday, October 25th at the University of Washington’s Seattle Campus. This event is free and student participation is encouraged.

What: Climate Change Town Hall with Gov. Jay Inslee

When: 2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Where: wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House

At this special town hall with UW students and faculty, Gov. Inslee will discuss Washington’s current and future leadership on climate change action. Next month, Gov. Inslee will join the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change COP 23 summit in Bonn, Germany, as part of the U.S. 

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Upcoming Webinar to Feature New CIG Research | November 16th 1-2 PM PDT

This week’s North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative Science Management Webinar will feature recent research from CIG’s Se-Yeun Lee and NOAA’s Aimee Fullerton. Join Aimee & Se-Yeun to learn more about their recent study which analyzed water temperature for 6,106 km of rivers and evaluated the characteristics of cold-water habitat for Pacific salmon and steelhead.

Title: Incorporating Spatial Heterogeneity in Temperature into Climate Vulnerability Assessments for Coastal Pacific Stream
When: November 16th, 2017 at 1:00-2:00 PM PDT
Register here

Water temperature, a key driver of ecological processes in aquatic environments, is expected to warm as a result of climate change, stressing stream biota. 

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NW Climate Conference Kick Off Event – October 9th, 2017

Join us on Monday, October 9th for the kick off of the 8th Annual Northwest Climate Conference! An evening reception starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center will be followed by a town hall-style conversation at 7 p.m. U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Port Angeles) will give the opening remarks. The panel discussion will feature Amy Snover, director of the UW Climate Impacts Group; Tom Koontz, professor of environmental policy at UW Tacoma; Josh Henretig, director of sustainability at Microsoft Corp.; Jen Pouliotte, of the Puget Sound Partnership; and Kevin Rennert, a UW alumnus and former Environmental Protection Agency administrator who is now at Resources for the Future in Washington, D.C. 

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Northwest Climate Community Gathers Oct. 9-11 in Tacoma

This year’s gathering of Northwest climate experts will bring more than 400 scientists, resource managers and community partners to Tacoma next week to share scientific results and discuss challenges and solutions in the face of climate change.

The eighth annual conference, “Working Together to Build a Resilient Northwest,” will be held at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. The University of Washington is well represented in the program, and the UW Climate Impacts Group led the organization of this year’s conference.

An evening kickoff event Monday, Oct. 9 is free and open to the public. A reception at 6:30 p.m. 

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CIG Involved In Two Dawg Daze Events On 9/26

The Climate Impacts Group is teaming up with the UW Health Sciences Common Book Series for two Dawg Daze Events on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017. Join us!

Cool Careers in Health Sciences

Magnuson Health Sciences Center (HST), Lobby | 1:00 – 3:00 PM

From practicing precision medicine to helping reduce health disparities to advancing scientific innovation, see what opportunities await you in the fields of dentistry, public health, pharmacy, medicine, nursing and social work. Join us for an interactive afternoon of discovering how you can make a difference with a career in health sciences. Plus, learn what interesting volunteer opportunities are available at UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center and the Center on Human Development and Disability. 

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