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Climate Impacts Group Meade Crosby was quoted in this article.Read more
Dr. Amy Snover of the Climate Impacts Group was a key speaker at the Washington Commissioner’s Climate Summit. National insurance publication Insurance Journal covered the event.Read more
UW’s new Hans Rosling Center for Population Health asked five of the University’s leading voices on climate change and decarbonization to discuss how we can move forward from the pandemic in ways that deliver environmental resilience and positive health outcomes for all.
Amy Snover, director of the Climate Impacts Group and university director of the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center, contributed to the series with the following essay.Read more
Crystal Raymond Ph.D. is a climate adaptation specialist with the Climate Impacts Group at the University of Washington EarthLab. She has conducted research on fire science and climate change for more than 15 years.Read more
As multiple fires on the West Coast devastate towns and fill the air with toxic smoke, people are looking for answers. Multiple regional news outlets have relied on experts from the Climate Impacts Group to provide clarity into the current situation and hope for the future.Read more
We are pleased to share that one of our inaugural Innovation Grant projects was selected as a finalist for a "Science Breakthrough of the Year" award by the Falling Walls Conference, an annual world forum for leaders across sectors and disciplines to come together to discuss pressing global challenges and answer the question, "Which are the next walls to fall in science and society?"Read more
The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) is hiring an entry-level research scientist to provide social science/policy research support and logistical project management support to their team.Read more
For thousands of years, the indigenous peoples of the West Coast would build rock walls at the low tide line, allowing sand to pile up behind them, making the slope of the beach gentler, and expanding the area of the intertidal zone that clams like to call home. These simple clam gardens are effective at boosting shellfish numbers, and have long been used to improve food security for traditional peoples.
Climate Impacts Group's Meade Krosby was quoted in this article from Yale Environment 360.Read more
This article was originally published in Seattle Weekly.
Climate change is affecting water systems in Washington, and with nearly 70 percent of the state’s population living near the coastline, it will likely affect life in the state in the coming decades.
A new summary published by the University of Washington’s Climate Impacts Group consolidated a September report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and localized it for the state.
This story originally appeared on King 5.
Climate change may threaten one of our nation’s favorite fizzy beverages: beer.
Rising temperatures across the world could impact some of the key ingredients in beer, including hops. Hops are flowers that are used to flavor beers. The flowers are a cousin of cannabis but with no THC.
The Yakima Valley in eastern Washington is the largest producer of hops around the world, and it requires a lot of irrigation to grow.