Join Us for a Climate Change Speaker Series

We’re excited to offer a Climate Change Speaker Series to help our community learn more about the climate crisis and how it will affect the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Join us in April, Earth Month, for these informative presentations.
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March 22, 2021
Join Us for a Climate Change Speaker Series

The Mountaineers Carbon Footprint Reduction Committee is excited to announce a Climate Change Speaker Series to help our community learn more about the climate crisis. Climate change is an issue that’s on many people’s minds, but it can be overwhelming. In this series, you’ll learn from Mountaineers members and authors about our current climate reality, new science about thawing permafrost, and how climate change will affect the local PNW landscapes we love.

Join us in April, Earth Month, to learn how climate change will affect people and wild places in the Pacific Northwest and beyond - and how you can make a difference. Presentations will be one hour with a Q&A after. All events are held via Zoom and open to the public. Join for one event or the series. 

Climate Change Speaker Series

Climate Reality 2021 | Apr 20 

The virtual speaker series will kick off with a presentation by Mountaineers member Dr. Sunny Remington Doucette, an Environmental Chemistry instructor at Bellevue College. Sunny will share an overview of recent climate-related events around the world and their disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations. Learn more about climate justice and how we can help ensure a just future. 


The Big Thaw | Apr 27

Mountaineers Books and Braided River author Eric Scigliano will take us to some of Earth’s northernmost wild places and share the role of thawing permafrost in the climate crisis. The author of The Big Thaw, a 2020 Washington State Book Award winner, he will discuss how quickly the permafrost is thawing, what its impact will be, and how a new generation of scientists can imagine innovative solutions to global problems.


Climate Change in the PNW: What's Happening, What's Going to Happen, and What to Do About It | May 3

We’re delighted to welcome back Jason Vogel as our final speaker, a Mountaineers member and speaker at the 2019 Mountaineers Leadership Conference. Jason will share insights about climate change impacts to the landscapes, ecosystems, and recreational resources we love in the Pacific Northwest. Join us to learn about what climate change means for the places we love, and what Mountaineers members can do to help. 


main image of glacier peak and glacier basin. photo by ida vincent.