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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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Now Hiring: Ocean Nexus Grants and Operations Specialist

The Grants and Operations Specialist will administer grants and contracts and business processes related to the administrative operations for EarthLab and the Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Center, reporting to the EarthLab Administrator. The pay range for this position is $5600-6000/month, depending on experience.

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Planet Protectors

With a devotion to caring for the Earth, five UW alumni are pursuing diverse career paths in preserving and improving the environment. EarthLab Advisory Council Member Jamie Stroble featured in UW alumni article.

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From Footnote to Headline: Climate Prioritization at All Levels in 2022

While attending a virtual year-end event hosted by Climate Solutions, Dr. Robert Bullard characterized 2021 as the year climate and justice went from “footnote to headline.”
Often described as the father of environmental justice, due to his 40+ years of leadership speaking out against environmental racism, Dr. Bullard was talking about the convergence of issues around climate adaptation and mitigation with social and racial justice, housing, transportation, food and water security, health, education and workforce development. 

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