Climate change in the Pacific NW, impacts explored

Lara Whitely Binder - Contributed photo
Lara Whitely Binder
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How does weather variability and globe climate change affect the Pacific Northwest?

University of Washington researcher Lara Whitely Binder will explore that very question, Thursday, July 24, at the San Juan Island Grange, beginning at 7 p.m.

Whitely Binder, outreach and climate adaptation specialist of the U of W Climate Impacts Group, will discuss that group's goal to increase resilience of the Pacific Northwest to fluctuations in climate, highlighting researched focused on water resources, aquatic and marine ecosystems, forests and coasts.

The CIG is an interdisciplinary research group funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Program Office, with additional financial and technical support from U of W.

The presentation is the fourth in a series of summer lectures: “The Climate Action Imperative: Understanding Impacts & Making Choices,” featuring eight experts on climate change, oceanographers to botanists, biologists to meteorologists, co-sponsored by various local organizations and civic groups, including the National Parks Service, Madrona Institute, San Juan Island Library and League of Women Voters.

Next up in the lecture series is Dr. Nicholas Bond, research meteorologist for the Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean for the University of Washington, July 31, at the Grange.


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