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Bringing Climate Change Home: A Conversation With Dr. Heidi Roop
March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
BRINGING CLIMATE CHANGE HOME: WHAT DOES CLIMATE CHANGE MEAN FOR THE PUGET SOUND AND WASHINGTON STATE?
Join IslandWood in a conversation with Dr. Heidi Roop, Lead Scientist with the Climate Impacts Group at the University of Washington.
From smoky skies to shifting shorelines, climate change will touch the many facets of our lives in the Pacific Northwest. Building on the recently released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Global Warming of 1.5ºC Special Report and the 4th National Climate Assessment, this talk will explore the range of observed and projected climate impacts in the Northwest. In addition to highlighting the impacts of climate change, we will look at numerous examples of climate adaptation and solutions-oriented thinking happening across Washington state. We will also explore the factors that hinder and motivate social acceptance of climate change and discuss how we can work together to prepare our communities for a warming world.
ABOUT DR. HEIDI ROOP
Dr. Heidi Roop is Lead Scientist for Science Communications at the Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington. She is Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Environment & Occupational Health Services, and Advisor at the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center. Heidi’s professional mission is to improve the reach and impact of climate science in order to engage, motivate and catalyze action around climate change. She aspires to be a scientist who changes how the world engages in science, with scientists. Her areas of expertise include Hydroclimatology, Science of Science Communication, Paleoclimatology & Polar Climate Change, Stakeholder Engagement & Training, Assessment & Evaluation, and Science-Society Interactions.