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General Membership Meeting with Dr. Richard H. Gammon
This month's exciting membership meeting!
Global Climate Change: Impacts in the Pacific Northwest and Salish Sea. Global climate change will bring major changes to the Pacific Northwest, both on the land and in the coastal and marine environments. Dr. Richard H. Gammon will summarize these projected impacts, drawing on the published work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the latest National Climate Assessment (2017/2018), and the Climate Impacts Group at the University of Washington. The primary focus of the presentation will be on the marine environment. He will address potential impacts including ocean acidification, sea-level rise, toxic algal blooms, changes in species diversity and the proliferation of invasive species. The global predictions of changing temperature and precipitation will be addressed at the Pacific Northwest regional scale with discussion of implications for agriculture, water resources, snowpack, and forest health.Dr Richard H. Gammon is Professor (Emeritus) of Chemistry and Oceanography, and Adjunct Professor (Emeritus) of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington. He is a former Co-Director of the UW Program on the Environment. Richard received his BA in Chemistry from Princeton University, and his MA and PhD in Physical Chemistry from Harvard University. He was a co-author of the first Scientific Assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. As Chief of the Carbon Dioxide Program, he directed the U.S. program to globally monitor atmospheric CO2. His research has emphasized the measurement and interpretation of atmospheric trace gases critical to climate change. He is actively involved in improving the understanding of the climate change challenge with frequent public talks.