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Mapping Future Flood Risk – project update and blog post

CIG research scientist, Guillaume Mauger, recently completed a project mapping the future flood risk in the Stillaguamish and Snohomish Rivers. This project explores two key questions: 1) what is the combined effect of sea level rise and changes in river flooding, and 2) where will the extra water go? 

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CIG’s Heidi Roop featured in National Geographic

CIG scientist Heidi Roop recently spoke with National Geographic about the 4th National Climate Assessment and what it means for the Northwest, and our nation. “The message is it’s us, humans, changing the climate,” says Heidi Roop. It’s already affecting “many things we take advantage of every day—our wastewater management, our natural environment, our power generation, our roadways, our food. But the report highlights the other part of that: that people are doing something, and there’s hope.” 

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Heidi Roop to speak at Seattle Aquarium Lightning Talk Event

CIG’s Heidi Roop was invited to give a lightning talk at this year’s Seattle Aquarium Lightning Talk event on November 15th, 2018. Heidi will join 8 other speakers who will offer “five-minute glimpses into the latest marine and ocean science from local scientists and science enthusiasts.” This event will include light hors d’oeuvres, dessert and a reception in the Life on the Edge exhibit with the presenters. We hope you’ll join us! 

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Art-Science Collaboration to Communicate the Impacts of Sea Level Rise

CIG researcher, Heidi Roop, has teamed up with local artist, Anna McKee, and UW glaciologist, Peter Neff, to create an art installation about the regional impacts of sea level rise for the 2018 Surge exhibition at the Museum of Northwest Art. The installation, called Evidence Wall, is a series of “maps” that explores the unique relationship between ice sheet decline in West Antarctica and rising sea levels in the Pacific Northwest.

CIG researcher, Guillaume Mauger, also served as an advisor to artists participating in this year’s Surge exhibit, through his participation in a art-science residency at PLAYA in July, 2018. 

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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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Seattle Thinks It Knows Rain. Climate Change Begs to Differ.

This article, featuring CIG science and comment from Research Scientist Guillaume Mauger, considers climate change, extreme weather, and if Seattle’s infrastructure is ready.

This article was also published in the Pacific Standard

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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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Lara Whitely Binder recognized for Outstanding Community Impact

Lara Whitely Binder, the Climate Impacts Group’s Senior Strategist was recognized on Wednesday, May 17th by the UW College of the Environment for her Outstanding Community Impact. In the awards ceremony she was acknowledged for “single-handedly raising climate literacy across the region.” Congratulations, Lara!

 

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