PCC Winter Climate Change Research Seminar-joint with CHanGE



Organized by LuAnne Thompson (OCN), Becky Alexander (PCC/ATMOS) and Jeremy Hess (CHanGE/DEOHS)

Led by LuAnne Thompson (OCN)

The UW Program on Climate Change (PCC) and Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE) are offering a seminar in Winter 2021 focused on the intersection of climate change and human health. We are bringing together researchers in the two communities to discuss how climate change has and will impact human health. Conversations will be wide ranging and include methods for projecting future climate and relevant exposures and impacts, including broader considerations related to determinants of health and wellbeing, and implications for climate change communication and management. Some sessions will focus on cross-cutting issues and others on specific exposures and pathways. We hope that bringing together these two communities will facilitate collaboration in research and education on the intersection of climate change and health and develop a foundation for further joint educational programming. Each week will consist of two 30 min talks, one focusing on fundamental climate change (PCC) and the other focused on health impacts (CHanGE).  Talks will be followed by Q&A.

The seminar will be held on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:50 via Zoom.

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Meeting ID: 984 9587 9404
Passcode: 042987

Participating graduate students may register for ATMS/ESS/OCN 586 (2 cr, GCeCS requirement) and undergraduates may register for ATMS/ESS/OCN 475 (3 cr, climate minor capstone requirement).  Undergraduates in the 475 course meet 3:30-4:50 pm on both Tuesday and Thursday via Zoom.

All speakers are affiliated with the University of Washington (last update Dec 15, 2020)

Week 1 (Jan 5) Climate Change and Climate Impacts:  the IPCC Process

  • Kyle Armour (Atmospheric Sciences, Oceanography)
  • Jeremy Hess (Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Global Health, Emergency Medicine)

Week 2 (Jan 12) Priorities for the future in science and technology

  • Dan Schwartz (Chemical Engineering)
  • Howard Frumkin (Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences)

Week 3 (Jan 19) Climate Change Attribution

  •  Dale Durran (Atmospheric Sciences)
  • Kristie Ebi (Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Global Health)

Week 4 (Jan 26) Hurricane disasters and policy response

  • Shuyi Chen (Atmospheric Sciences)
  • Nicole Errett (Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences)

Week 5 (Feb 2) Water, health and climate

  • Gordon Holtgrieve (Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences)
  • Karen Levy (Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences)

Week 6 (Feb 9) Working with communities

  • Esther Min (Environmental and Occupational Hygiene)
  • Meade Crosby (Climate Impacts Group)

Week 7 (Feb 16) Climate Change, Wildfires and Health Impacts

  • Brian Harvey (Environmental and Forest Sciences)
  • Tania Busch Isaksen (Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences)

Week 8 (Feb 23) Heatwaves and Health

  • Nicholas Bond (Washington State Climatologist, Institute for Climate, Ocean and Ecosystem Studies)
  • June Spector (Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences)

Week 9 (March 2) Nature and Health

  • Cory Morin (Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Global Health)
  • Josh Lawler (Environmental and Forest Sciences)

Week 10 (March 9) Food Security

  • David Battisti (Atmospheric Sciences)
  • Jennifer Otten (Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences)