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Upcoming Washington Wildfire Smoke & Health Symposium

Please join us on October 30, 2018 for the Wildfire Smoke Risk Communication Stakeholder Symposium. Hosted by the University of Washington ColLABorative on Extreme Event Resilience, Program on Climate Change, and Climate Impacts Group, the symposium aims to bring together the University of Washington climate and health research community with local, state, tribal, and federal practitioners working on wildfire smoke and health issues in Washington State.

 

The symposium will convene regional stakeholders to share lessons learned from the 2017 and 2018 wildfire seasons, and to foster academic-practice partnerships to address existing challenges related to wildfire smoke and health in Washington State. 

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New Report Released on the Disproportionate Impacts of Climate Change Facing Communities in Washington State

The Climate Impacts Group, in collaboration with the UW Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Urban@UW and Front and Center, has just release a new report that explores who is at risk in Washington state from climate impacts, and why. This report strives to clarify how communities of color, indigenous peoples and communities with lower incomes may be exposed differently to climate-related hazards in Washington state and how factors like race/ethnicity, wealth, income, level of education and health status affect the ability to cope with climate impacts, or related harm. 

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Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center is Hiring!

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center, a program of the Climate Impacts Group, is seeking qualified applicants for their Actionable Science Postdoctoral Fellow position. The Actionable Science Fellow will play a leading role in the NW CASC’s efforts to foster co-production of decision-relevant science across the Northwest. Preference will be given to applications received by September 5, 2018. 

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Sea-level rise report contains best projections yet for Washington’s coasts

One certainty under climate change is that global ocean levels are rising. A new report led by Washington Sea Grant and the University of Washington’s Climate Impacts Group provides the clearest picture yet of what to expect in Washington state. The full report is available here on the CIG site & here on the Coastal Hazards Resilience Network. 

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Harriet Morgan discusses new sea level rise report on KNKX

A new report from Washington’s “Coastal Resilience Project” provides new projections of sea level rise for 171 different sites and communities around coastal Washington state. 

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Crystal Raymond on King 5 discussing innovative climate & forestry initiative

Crystal Raymond was featured on King 5 as part of an innovative climate and forest resilience project underway in King County. This project, which was part of her previous position at Seattle City Light, is a collaborative effort with the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, Seattle Public Utilities, the Wildlife Conversation Society and the Northwest Natural Resource Group.

  

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Upcoming webinar with CIG’s Andrew Shirk: Developing a Dynamic Spatial Tool to Support Collaborative Regional Adaptation Planning in Cascadia

Join us on July 25th for a webinar on “Developing a Dynamic Spatial Tool to Support Collaborative Regional Adaptation Planning in Cascadia“ hosted by the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative.

Date and Time: July 25, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MDT / 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT

Presenters: Andrew Shirk, University of Washington Climate Impacts Group; Jen Watkins Conservation Northwest and facilitator of the Cascadia Partner Forum; and Carly Vynne, Osprey Insights

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Webinar Overview: Every day we are making decisions that will affect our region—and our options—well into the future. From how we choose to grow as our population expands to what crops we plant – our decisions matter and they must respond to the needs of today and tomorrow. 

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OneNOAA Seminar Series on the 4th National Climate Assessment

Beginning Thursday, July 12 at 12p ET (and occurring weekly at that time through Tuesday, August 28) .  OneNOAA the will be hosting an 8-part suite of talks on different aspects of 4th National Climate Assessment Volume I – the Climate Science Special Report.  This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the NCA4!

Access information for all webinars can be found on the OneNOAA seminar page

Upcoming NCA4 Seminars: 

July 12th: Climate Science: What’s New? – Katharine Hayhoe (Texas Tech University)
July 19th: Detection and Attribution of Climate Change from the CSSR – U.S. Perspective – Tom Knutson (NOAA-GFDL)
July 26th: Droughts, Floods, and Wildfire – Michael Wehner (DOE-LBNL)
August 2nd: Climate Potential Surprises – Compound Extremes and Tipping Elements – Radley Horton (Columbia University / Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory)
August 9th: Climate Long-Term Climate Mitigation Perspectives and the 2°C Objective – Ben DeAngelo (NOAA)
August 16th: The Causes and Consequences of a Rapidly Changing Arctic – Patrick Taylor (NASA-Langley Research Center)
August 23rd: Climate Tidings of the Tides – Billy Sweet (NOAA
August 28th: The Fourth U.S.

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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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Upcoming Lecture by Lai-yung (Ruby) Lueng from PNNL on June 13th

Lai-Yung (Ruby) Lueng will be visiting UW from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) this Friday, July 13th. Ruby will present “An overview of the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) in Phase 1 and Phase 2”. This lecture will held in ATG  310 from 1:30-2:30 PM. We hope to see you there!

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