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Fourth International Conference on Climate Change Held In Seattle

The Fourth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses will be held in partnership with the College of the Environment and the Climate Impacts Group at the University of Washington (UW), July 12–13, 2012.

The Fourth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses will be held in partnership with the College of the Environment and the Climate Impacts Group at the University of Washington (UW), July 12–13, 2012.

July 2, 2012

This International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses features plenary sessions with leaders in the fields of climatology and environmental science, as well as a range of workshops and presentations by researchers and practitioners. Sessions will address four critically important themes: The Evidence, Assessing Impacts in Divergent Ecosystems, Human Impacts, and Framing Responses.

Researchers from NWCPHP and UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences are among the presenters. They will speak about their research on heat trends and health impacts in three Washington State counties (King, Clark, Spokane) and how study findings lent support to local climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies.

As part of this presentation, Jonnie Hyde, PhD, Community Health Manager at Clark County Public Health, will address the challenges of using research data to influence public policy and the team's success in gaining county board approval for integrating climate into the county comprehensive plan.

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