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Intentional hope found through a global climate perspective: The 2021 APRU Student Global Climate Change Simulation

By Allie Long
Prior to the start of her master’s program last fall, Carole Green was excited to be one of nine University of Washington students selected by faculty and staff from the Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE) and the College of the Environment to participate in the 2021 APRU Student Global Climate Change Simulation. “I’ve always been fascinated by the intersection of human health and climate change, which is why I decided to pursue an MPH at UW and have been thrilled to learn from the experts at CHanGE,” shared Carole.  

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Experience what it’s like to be a delegate at the 2022 UN Climate Change Negotiations

EarthLab and the Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE) are pleased to offer 10 University of Washington students the opportunity to collaborate with a global team of students from 18 Association for Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) in a mock UN Climate Change Conference. A total of 180 students will participate from 18 universities in 13 economies.

All current UW students (as of Spring 2022) are invited to apply, both undergraduate and postgraduate, across disciplines and the tri-campus community. No prior knowledge of climate change or international UN negotiations is required.

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Pacific herring, an important food source for salmon, show sensitivity to marine heatwaves

Pacific herring are known as one of the ‘great fishes of the North Pacific Ocean’ as they are inextricably connected via complex food webs and overlapping habitats with Pacific salmon species, such as Chinook and Coho, sea lions and orcas. WOAC postdoctoral researcher Chris Murray is the lead author on a new paper, which investigated how Pacific herring respond to the co-occurring stressors of high temperatures and increased levels of CO2.

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UW authors in IPCC report emphasize threats to human health and well-being

Two University of Washington experts in climate change and health, Kristie Ebi and Dr. Jeremy Hess from CHanGE, are lead authors of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The new report titled Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptations and Vulnerability, published Monday morning, details in over three thousand pages a “dire warning” about the consequences of inaction on reducing the emissions that are causing our planet to warm and on implementing interventions to prepare for and effectively manage the dangerous impacts of climate change already occurring.

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Salish Sea providing a 'window' into the future of ocean acidification

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is currently studying whether crabs could be impacted by ocean acidification, a process some scientists say Puget Sound is particularly susceptible to. Alex Gagnon, a researcher with the Washington Ocean Acidification Center, discusses the science behind greenhouse gasses, ocean acidification and the important crab industry in Washington state. (KING 5)

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Now Hiring: DDCSP Program Assistant

EarthLab at the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, invites applications for the temporary, part-time position of Program Assistant to the UW Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (DDCSP@UW). This 3-month position is based in Seattle and will run from May 2, 2022 until August 13, 2022. The pay range for this position is $17.45 - $23.16/Hour, depending upon experience.

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