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Climate Change and the Pacific Northwest: An update for journalists

November 8 -- Seattle, WA

co-sponsored by UW's Climate Impacts Group (CIG), the Environmental Health Center (EHC), and the Puget Sound Science Writers' Association.

The briefing is open to all journalists. Advance registration is requested (lunch will be provided). Contact Kristin Marstiller at (202) 974-2469 or via email.

Preliminary Program

9:00 gather and mingle

9:30 Welcome - Joe Davis, EHC

9:35 Introduction to CIG - Prof. Ed Miles, CIG

9:45 The science of global climate change - Prof. Ed Sarachik, UW JISAO (Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean)

10:15 Regional climate variations and change - Dr. Philip Mote, CIG

10:45 break

11:00 Influence of climate on water resources and the challenges of adaptation - Prof. Richard Palmer, CIG

11:30 How will salmon fare in a warmer world? - Dr. Nathan Mantua, CIG

11:50 Climate change and forests - Prof. David Peterson, CIG

12:10 Climate change and human health - Dr. Richard Hoskins, Washington State Dept. of Health

12:30 LUNCH KEYNOTE: Kyoto and Beyond, or Why We Have to Start Over - Prof. Ed Miles, CIG

1:45 Reducing greenhouse gas emissions: City of Seattle perspective - KC Golden, City of Seattle

2:15 Policy angles: how can the Northwest's water resources adapt to a changing climate? - Prof. Ed Miles, CIG

3:15 final Q+A

4:00 adjourn


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