Hell and High Water: Climate Change and Rising Seas

Hell And High Water: Climate Change and Rising Seas



Sea level rise was the subject of this Climate Science on Tap panel discussion. A climate science trivia game opened the evening.  The three climate scientists presented information on how climate change is causing sea level rise in the Puget Sound region, what impacts the city of Seattle and surrounding Puget Sound are seeing, and what action is being taken to prepare for and mitigate these impacts.

Speakers included:

  • LuAnne Thompson, Ph.D., Director of the Program on Climate Change, University of Washington and physical oceanographer;
  • James Rufo-Hill, MS, Climate Adaptation Specialist for Seattle Public Utilities, and
  • Colin Wahl, BS, Environmental Scientist, Tulalip Tribes.

The event was moderated by P. Sean McDonald, Ph.D., Capstone Program Instructor, Program on the Environment and researcher School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences, University of Washington.  Sponsored by Cascadia Climate Action with the support of its volunteers, supporters, and collaborators, including Peddlers Brewing Company.  Thanks to KBFG local radio for recording and broadcasting the event to reach a wider audience.

Hell And High Water Panel

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